Are chains required on Donner Pass tonight?
Where are chains required? Chains are most often required in the higher mountain passes of northern California, such as Interstate 5 north of Redding, Interstate 80 over Donner Pass between Sacramento and Reno, Nevada, and US Highway 50 over Echo summit between Lake Tahoe and Sacramento.
Are you required to carry chains in California?
There are Three Levels of Chain Requirements in California: Requirement 1 (R-1): Chains are required on all vehicles except passenger vehicles and light-duty trucks under 6,000 pounds gross weight and equipped with snow tires on at least two drive wheels. Chains must be carried by vehicles using snow tires.
Do you have to have chain control over Donner Pass?
Whenever chain controls are posted over Donner Pass on Interstate 80, heavy trucks are usually required to have link-type chain on at least the main drive axle. Must chains be carried in exempted vehicles?
What kind of road goes through Donner Pass?
Today, it hosts both Interstate 80 (formerly US Route 40, the “Lincoln Highway”) and Union Pacific’s Roseville Subdivision. Donner Pass is well known for two different incidents that occurred near the summit.
Why was the Donner Pass Tunnel called number zero?
Railroad planners ultimately decided to strike a compromise and designate the tunnel as “Number Zero” to preserve the sequence. Originally, the tunnel was to be lined with granite brought from the town of Penryn, where the local quarry was owned by a personal friend of Central Pacific Railroad construction chief Charles Crocker.
Are there any chain controls on Caltrans signs?
Although Caltrans does not post signs with these designations nor use them to announce chain controls to the public, they are used internally within Caltrans and the CHP as a kind of shorthand to describe chain restrictions and may be included in traffic reports disseminated by various news outlets.