for February 27 - March 1, 2023
REDDING – The National Weather Service is forecasting continued severe weather for the Northern California area this week. Dangerous mountain travel is anticipated Monday through Wednesday due to heavy snow, with the possibility of low elevation snow locally. Motorists are reminded to slow down and drive carefully during inclement weather and allot extra time for delays, slow travel, and possible highway impacts. Travelers should also carry chains when traveling into higher elevations.
Motorists should plan for truck and/or vehicle screening for northbound Interstate 5 traffic at Fawndale Road, approximately ten miles north of Redding, prior to or during the storms, depending on weather conditions, highway impacts, or traffic incidents. Depending on weather intensity and/or vehicle incidents, highway closures may occur during this storm system.
24/7 updated highway conditions are available via QuickMap. Other resources include One-Stop-Shop (roadway conditions for Western U.S.). Motorists can also follow Caltrans District 2 on our Twitter and Facebook pages for important traffic updates.
Travelers are also reminded to be wary of using non-highway alternative routes in the event of highway closures. These routes may not be maintained or open during inclement weather events and may have size restrictions for larger vehicles. Contact local city or county agencies for current roadway status or restrictions on non-highway routes.
If you are traveling during this time period, monitor changing weather and roadway conditions through the National Weather Service and QuickMap.