The Sierra Avalanche Center reported considerable avalanche danger across the Sierra following a dense winter storm that hit Thursday and now, the worst might be realized at Alpine Meadows in Tahoe. Placer County Sheriff announced they are responding to an avalanche at the ski resort in which there are “several unaccounted victims”:
Placer County Sheriff’s deputies are currently responding to an avalanche that occurred at Alpine Meadows this morning. Search and Rescue is responding as well, as there are several unaccounted victims. More to follow. pic.twitter.com/F0UwdNbG5w— Placer Sheriff (@PlacerSheriff) January 17, 2020
It is unclear where the avalanche occurred, but search and rescue officials are currently on the scene looking for victims. We will continue to update the situation as it develops.