(KCRA) Late spring thunderstorms dumped snow on a California freeway Friday, causing traffic-clogging spinouts, while other areas of Northern California were hit with lightning, hail and gusty winds.
The afternoon storms prompted the California Highway Patrol to hold up traffic on Interstate 80 in the northern Sierra Nevada for more than four hours.
CHP shut down the highway in both directions around 5 p.m. due to heavy snow, multiple crashes, low visibility and slick roads.
By Friday night, about 13 inches of snow had fallen at the nearby town of Kingvale, the National Weather Service said.
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