Listen: Brendan Ruben Oster, Joe Michaels, Dana Hess discussed on The Afternoon News with Kitty O'Neal
"Our of news, traffic and weather to catch you up and get you home. Totally informed on Monday, February fourth and just ahead. Your traffic and weather together butts. Let's begin now with the first of the big five stories here on the drive at five NewsRadio. Hey, F B K storm team coverage. Major winter storm continues to drop rain and snow across northern California this afternoon, causing some major travel issues in the high country. Joe Michaels joins us live from the cave. The case storm desk would details city mother nature is taking aim at the high country this afternoon. Raquel of Cal trans is at the king Vale maintenance yard near soda springs. Got a lot of heavy snow falling in the Sierra right now and lots of win as well. So it's reducing visibility. I was just speaking with one of the maintenance managers over on US highway fifty and he said that there. Are getting about five inches of snow every hour. Numerous roads are closed across plaster, El Dorado and Nevada counties this afternoon, including I eighty and highway forty nine Dana Hess will have specifics in moments from the KFB K traffic center, and all the snow is primarily affecting higher elevations at this hour. National weather service meteorologist Brendan Ruben Oster says colder air is now moving into the region right now it's doing around three thousand to thirty five hundred feet. That's gonna come down as a strong system offshore move to snowballs dropdown thousand two thousand feet. So the lower locations will start seeing in order to three to six inches of snow travel is being discouraged. Those who must venture out. We'll find Shane controls road."