RENO, Nev. (AP) - A fast-moving storm in the Sierra has dumped about a half-foot of snow (15 centimeters) near Reno and triggered travel restrictions on U.S. Interstate 80 and most mountain passes around Lake Tahoe.
A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday from the Reno-Tahoe area as far east as Lovelock.
Chains or snow tires were required on I-80 from Truckee to Baxter, California.
The National Weather Service says 5 inches (12 cm) of snow fell in just two hours during the Thursday morning commute in Cold Springs north of Reno. About 3.5 (8 cm) inches was recorded in three hours at Reno-Stead Airport.
Up to another 6 inches (15 cm) of snow was in the forecast at Lake Tahoe into Thursday night.
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