Storm leaves little snow in Valley

A winter storm warning expired without snow accumulation in the central Carson Valley this afternoon.

It was as if a bowl had been turned upside down over the Valley while snow fell in the foothills on all sides.

The National Weather Service is predicting snow showers will continue through the evening, but the sun peeked out for a few moments during the day.

Accidents were limited to Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe in the county with an Expedition going off the road earlier in the day and an accident at Highway 50 and Nevada Beach Road.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reports no incidents or accidents on Carson Valley roads during the day.

Heavy snow fell in the Carson Range west of the Valley, prompting ski resorts to fire cannons for avalanche control. The booming could be heard this morning.

Snow controls are in effect on Highway 395 south of Gardnerville with chains or snow tires required in the Pine Nuts to the California state line. Chains are mandatory south of the stateline to Bridgeport.

Chains are mandatory on Highway 88 from 3.5 miles east of Woodfords. Chains or snow tires are required across Kingsbury Grade and on State Route 206 from Holbrook Junction to 12 miles north of Wellington.

No controls are listed for Highway 395 between Gardnerville and Reno as of 3:48 p.m.


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