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Sierra Nevada Faces ‘High Avalanche Danger’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Sierra Avalanche Center has warned there is a “high avalanche danger” at all elevations of the Sierra Nevada mountains because of heavy snowfall that has closed several ski resorts.

The center advised Sunday against travel in the area, warning of intense snowfall rates and gale-force winds.

National Weather Service meteorologist Steve Anderson said that up to 4 feet of snow were forecast above 4,000 feet, which includes the Lake Tahoe area. And more snow was expected at higher elevations.

The Alpine Meadows ski resort was closed Sunday, according to its website. The Squaw Valley resort opened limited trails, saying it had picked up 16 inches of snow in the past 24 hours.

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