Caltrans is urging motorists to keep chains handy Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as a cold winter storm bears down on Northern California. The National Weather Service predicts snow levels in Shasta County as low as 1,000 feet late Wednesday and overnight. In the Sierra foothills, snow is possible down to 2,500 feet.
Along with having tire chains on hand, motorists are urged to check weather and road conditions before departing, and carry warm blankets, food, medicine and flashlights. Live weather and road information is available on line at www.caltrans2.info. Road conditions are also available by telephone by dialing 225-3452.