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Posted on: February 23, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Traveling to Tahoe this weekend? Pack your patience

Traffic backed up in the Tahoe region.

Snowy conditions and an increased number of  visitors to the Tahoe region this weekend will likely result in significant delays throughout North Lake Tahoe, specifically along state highway 89. County officials are urging residents and visitors alike to pack their patience in advance of the Audi FIS Ski World Cup event scheduled for February 24th to 26th at Palisades Tahoe in Olympic Valley.

If you are traveling in the region, please consider available transit and shuttle options. The county offers many free transit services, including Tahoe Truckee Area Regional Transit (TART) and TART Connect. If you have travel plans with family and friends, carpooling is strongly encouraged!

Regional Transit

The TART bus service is free and runs from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tahoe City, Truckee, and the north and west shores with a direct stop in Olympic Valley.

TART Connect is an on-demand and door-to-door shuttle service that provides free, app-based ride share services. TART Connect offers service between Olympic Valley and Tahoe City from 6 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays. Additional service is offered in three different zones around the north and west shores of Lake Tahoe from 8 a.m. to midnight every day along Highway 267 between Northstar and Kings Beach. Download the app to get started.

Palisades Tahoe has also issued helpful travel and parking tips here.

View TART schedules on their site here.

Winter Weather Advisory

The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning through Friday evening in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Chain controls over the summit and possible road closures are likely. In case of an emergency, it is important you have the necessary resources and knowledge to ensure your safety.

Dress properly for cold weather—wear layers and proper footwear. Remember to pack extra clothes and blankets, food and water, emergency matches and if you have one, a portable phone charger. It is best to keep your gas tank full when dealing with inclement weather, but you should run the engine sparingly if you are stranded. 

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend running the motor and heater of your car for 10 minutes of every hour with one window slightly cracked to let in fresh air. Before you start your vehicle, make sure the tailpipe is not clogged with snow or debris, as this can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

For more information, visit the Ready Placer dashboard or the National Weather Service here.

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