Do you need chains to drive around Tahoe?

Asked by Jim Porter, Zephyr Cove, NV Wed Nov 28, 2012

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Sandra Ventre…, Agent, Incline Village Nv 8945, NV
Wed Nov 28, 2012
Be prepared by knowing the conditions. I have never used chains in my 30 years living at Tahoe. However, I own a 4 wheel drive and snow tires. Tahoe does not mean SNOW SNOW SNOW and more SNOW. Right now, there isn't a spec of snow on our roads. Chains are used for "events".
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Thanks for clearing that up. I recently moved from Minnesota, but I don't have chains. I do have a 4-wheel drive vehicle with snow tires. Since I don't plan on crossing a mountain pass in the middle of a blizzard, I think that this setup will suffice.
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Jim Porter, Agent, Zephyr Cove, NV
Wed Nov 28, 2012
Generally chains are only required to drive over the mountain passes or up steeper hills. When a severe storm is in progress it is advisable to postphone travel even when you have a four wheel drive. Snow removal is excellent if you wait an hour or so after the blizzard let's up.
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