Heavy snow snarling traffic in Douglas, South Lake Tahoe
January 6, 2013
More than an inch of snow fell in Carson Valley this morning leaving roadways slick around Western Nevada and Eastern California.
Firefighters responded to a traffic accident on Kimmerling Road with at about 10:50 a.m. today. A single vehicle slid into a ditch near Verde.
The California Highway Patrol is reporting a two-vehicle accident on Highway 88 near Woodfords at 10:08 a.m. involving major damage to two Jeeps. There was also a disabled Chevrolet Tahoe in the westbound lanes of Highway 50 at Echo Summit at 9:51 a.m., according to the CHP Website
Douglas County Sheriff’s deputies are reporting there were no injuries in a 10:30 a.m. two-vehicle accident reported in the eastbound lanes of Highway 50 at Cave Rock.
Chains or snow tires are required on Highway 50 from Glenbrook to South Lake Tahoe and over Kingsbury Grade. Four-wheel drive or snow tires are required on Highway 50 over Echo Summit and on Highway 88 over Carson Pass. As of 10:36 a.m. Interstate 80 over Donner Pass was clear with no controls.
Highway 395 from Indian Hills south to the Bridgeport is requiring chains or snow tires, as is Highway 88 south to Woodfords.
The National Weather Service issued a special statement at 10:16 a.m. reporting a band of heavy snow over Douglas County and South Lake Tahoe.
The snow dropped 1-2 inches per house and decreased visibility to below a half a mile.
In Genoa, 1.75 inches of snow fell in an hour ending about 10:30 a.m. Motorists should be prepared for a difficult travel conditions in the area.