by Caryn Haller
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January 30, 2014
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Weather surprises Valley residents

NVEnergy crews are working on repairing a downed wire in the Smith Valley and Topaz Ranch Estates areas. Approximately 900 homes are without power and some telephone service.

An unexpected amount of snow fell in the Valley this morning as commuters awoke to 4 inches of snow in Minden and Gardnerville, and 7 inches in Genoa and the Gardnerville Ranchos.

“It’s been a couple of years since we’ve had this much snow at one time,” weather watcher Stan Kapler said.

The record was set Feb. 19, 2011, when 8 and a half inches fell.

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