Drivers who took Highway 50 instead sat in stop-and-go traffic for hours, including ABC7 News reporter Laura Anthony. It took Laura and her family eight hours to go 25 miles.
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"We knew darn well we would sit in traffic and we have," said Laura.
CHP Truckee posted a list on its Facebook page with the chain control information for the area.
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There’s heavy and then there’s totally stopped for long stretches of time for no apparent reason. What’s up @CaltransDist3 Are you metering cars or doing convoys? Not really snowing, not much. Any info appreciated... #abc7now https://t.co/tCnEggjRN1— Laura Anthony (@LauraAnthony7) February 16, 2019