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February 28, 2012
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Icy Highway 395 prompts Carson Valley accidents

Three spin-out accidents on Highway 395 between Genoa and Johnson lanes were a testament to how slick the highway was this morning.

The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to three non-injury accidents between 7:42 and 8:57 a.m.

More than 2 inches of snow fell in Minden on Monday night which combined with freezing temperatures to make the roads slick.

More snow fell in the foothills, with Sheridan Acres reporting 4 inches of snow and Heavenly Ski Resort receiving 17 inches.

Residents awoke to a few fog banks this morning, which left a coating of ice on trees and fences.

Temperatures are expected to warm up above freezing as a new front heads into Northern Nevada.

The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory from 10 p.m. through 4 p.m. Wednesday, with up to 70 mph gusts in the foothills and wind-prone areas along Highway 395.

The rest of the Valley may experience 20-35 mph, gusting to 55 mph.

A chance of snow begins after 10 p.m. tonight and continuing through Wednesday.

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 28, 2012 06:33PM Published Feb 28, 2012 12:35PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.