PHOTOS: Weekend Storm Brings Several Feet of Fresh Snow to Lake Tahoe

Several feet of snow fell in the Sierra Nevada this weekend, including here in Carnelian Bay. (Jess Olson)

If you were one of the people in the Bay Area who skipped out on work on Friday to take advantage of a long weekend of fresh powder in the Sierra Nevada, you might've gotten more than you bargained for.

A full 5 feet of snow fell at Castle Peak on Saturday, according to the National Weather Service, with Squaw-Alpine getting just more than 4 feet. The heavy snow led Caltrans to close Interstate 80 and Highway 50 on Saturday afternoon. Highway 50 reopened late Sunday morning, and Interstate 80 followed suit a few hours later.

Squaw Valley Ski Resort closed on Sunday because of avalanche danger, and a winter storm warning is in effect for coastal areas through 4 p.m. Sunday and for elevations above 2,500 ft. through 4 a.m. Monday.

The Bay Area, for the second time this month, got a little dusting of snow on our mountain peaks too.

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Mount Tamalpais
Mount Tamalpais (Lee Adams)
Mount Diablo
Mount Diablo (Larry Medina)
Mount Diablo
Mount Diablo (Jill Gerstenberger)

But the real action was farther north.

A Toyota Yaris buried by snow on Lake Tahoe Boulevard.
A Toyota Yaris buried by snow on Lake Tahoe Boulevard. (Carly Severn/KQED)
Truckee (Lauren Tapia)
Kings Beach
Kings Beach (Tyler Arroyo)
Kings Beach
Kings Beach (Tyler Arroyo)
A second story window near Donner Pass.
A second story window near Donner Pass. (David DeLoney)
A white truck made even whiter by all of the snow at Donner Pass.
A white truck made even whiter by all of the snow at Donner Pass. (David DeLoney)

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