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2 pileups in both directions on Hwy 395 in Nevada leaves multiple people injured

A 20 car pileup on southbound 395 in Washoe Valley, Nevada happened Sunday morning, according to the Washoe County Sheriff's Department.

SACRAMENTO, Calif — Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue crews responded to two separate car pile-ups Sunday morning on both directions of Highway 395 in Nevada.

A 20 car pileup on southbound 395 in Washoe Valley happened Sunday morning, according to the Washoe County Sheriff's Department.

At least six people have been transported to a hospital. Those who were not injured were transported to the Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue station.

Nevada Department of Transportation tweeted around 1:30 p.m. that northbound 395 was closed near milepost 42 in Washoe County. 

The sheriff’s department used social media posts to urge people to avoid travel and stay home. The messages included images of white, snow-crusted highways and cloudy skies.

Updates about road closures can be found at Nevada's Department of Transportation website.

A major Christmas weekend storm caused whiteout conditions and closed key highways amid blowing snow in the mountains of Northern California and Nevada, with forecasters warning that travel in the Sierra Nevada could be difficult for several days.

The California Department of Transportation also closed other mountain routes while warning of poor visibility and slippery conditions for drivers. 

The National Weather Service says to “expect major travel delays on all roads.”  

Accounts to follow if you're traveling in Northern California:

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