Snow falling in Genoa

The first snow of 2006 hit Genoa starting this morning and saw accumulations of up to an inch by 1 p.m.

Heavy wet snow continues to fall in the Carson Valley.

Temperatures in the historic town have remained steady at 33 degrees with a humidity of 83 percent.

The National Weather Service has issued a heavy snow watch until 4 p.m. today.

The snow is a big change after Saturday's steady rain, which sent the Carson River and area streams over their banks.

According to Minden weather watcher Stan Kapler, the New Year's storm dropped 3.55 inches of rain in a 24-hour period.

The total for July 1 through the end of December was 4.88 inches of moisture.

As of noon on Monday, the Nevada Highway Patrol is dealing with two traffic related incidents that might cause delays.

Troopers aided a motorist at Highway 50 and Highway 28 and are dealing with an abandoned vehicle on Highway 50.

Chains or snow tires are required across Kingsbury Grade and along Highway 50 from six miles west of the junction of Highway 395 to Glenbrook.


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