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Snowstorm in Northern California Could Impede Thanksgiving Travel

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    Nearly 20 inches of snow is expected in certain parts of Northern California, which could cause hazardous road conditions for drivers. NBC 7's Vanessa Herrera reports. (Published Monday, Nov. 23, 2015)

    As the holiday season gets underway thousands of Californians will on the roads this Wednesday for Thanksgiving – in fact it’s one of the busiest travel days of the year.

    Nearly 20 inches of snow is expected in certain parts of Northern California, which could cause hazardous road conditions for drivers.

    A foot and a half of snow is expected to fall on the summits of Shasta County and Lake Tahoe.

    Snow is expected to come down and leave visibility on roads to a bare minimum. At slightly lower elevations such as Tioga Pass near Yosemite, and Donner Pass in the Sierras, heavy snow is expected as well.

    The snowstorm is predicted for Tuesday and Wednesday – exactly when people will be traveling for Thanksgiving.

    Still some San Diegans aren’t too upset to hear about the snow.

    "I got stuck in a blizzard last year and…I had to stay in my hotel, but we played in the snow. It was so much fun,” Laurie Line of El Cajon told NBC7. “Plus we really need the rain and the snow. We're scared of the drought."

    If you are heading north for the holiday check road reports for closures because several are expected.