Powerful storm in California and Nevada shuts interstate and dumps snow on mountains

March 02, 2024

Up to 10 feet (3 meters) of snow is expected in some areas. West bound traffic moves slowly on the I-80 at the Donner Pass Exit on Friday, March 1, 2024, in Truckee, Calif. The most powerful Pacific storm of the season is forecast to bring up to 10 feet of snow into the Sierra Nevada by the weekend. The most powerful Pacific storm of the season is forecast to bring up to 10 feet of snow into the Sierra Nevada by the weekend (AP Photo/Andy Barron)The storm began barreling into the region on Thursday. But most of his customers Friday seemed to think the storm wouldn’t be as bad as predicted, he said.