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CHP: Several Accidents on Interstate 80 West Near Gold Run

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California Highway Patrol says slick roads are to blame for multiple accidents on I-80 West in the Gold Run area.

Only one major injury was reported.

Traffic is being held and trucks are even being turned around until the accidents are cleaned up.

Meanwhile, the storm has left up to 18 inches of snow in the Sierra Nevada and raised the hopes of skiers and snowboarders after a subpar snowpack last winter.

Frigid temperatures also have allowed ski resorts to crank up snow-making machines in advance of the Thanksgiving holiday period.

Mammoth Mountain Resort, just east of Yosemite National Park, says the storm brought 6 to 12 inches of new snow. It was the only resort open in California on Friday, a day after it began operations for the season.

Boreal Mountain Resort, atop Donner Summit north of Lake Tahoe, plans to resume daily operations Saturday after receiving 8 inches of new snow.

Northstar California resort, just north of Lake Tahoe, reports up to 18 inches of new snow. (AP)

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