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The National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Mammoth and the Eastern Sierra, in effect from 4 p.m. Tuesday to 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Forecasters called for up to two feet of fresh snow west of U.S. 395 and six to 10 inches east of the highway.
Snow is to begin Tuesday afternoon, becoming moderate to heavy at times Tuesday evening through Wednesday afternoon.
As for wind, the weather service predicted wind gusts to 50 mph along Highway 395 and gusts to 90 mph
over the Sierra ridges.
Impacts: travel will remain hazardous with slick roads and reduced visibility due to blowing snow along U.S. Highway 395. Delays and chain restrictions are likely throughout the region.
Lake Tahoe basin.
"Roads will remain slick and hazardous," the weather service said, "with areas of blowing snow and reduced
visibility. Motorists should slow down and use caution."