Extreme Weather Closes Kirkwood Resort

The Kirkwood Mountain Resort shutdown on Monday because of severe weather and blizzard-like conditions.

Wind gusts of more than 100 miles-per-hour have been clocked over the ridge tops, and steady winds have been blowing around 50-miles-per-hour.

Many upper mountain ski lifts were shutdown as a safety precaution before the entire resort was closed. Kirkwood officials say they will focus on snow removal for the rest of the day.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect in the Sierra through Tuesday afternoon.

Kirkwood reported 20-inches of snow over a 24-hour period through ten o'clock Monday morning. Homewood Mountain Resort had 26-inches of snow, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows added 21-inches, and Northstar and Tahoe-Donner each checked in with 18-inches.

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