Snow blankets Soda Springs, lifts hopes for winter season comeback

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SODA SPRINGS, Calif. (KTXL) — Two-to-three feet of new snow in the Sierra is very good news.

It crushes fire season and adds to California’s drought-stressed water supply. Ski resorts are considering opening ahead of schedule and seasonal employees are coming back to work.

Jamie Hanaway is a mechanic who lives in Soda Springs. He’s thrilled to see winter arriving ahead of schedule.

But, as powder falls, he hopes travelers will dust-off their winter driving skills.