It's started snowing again

It's started snowing again on the west side of Carson Valley and it appears that another major cell is on its way.

Most roads in the Valley are clear, but travel outside is sketchy. Chains or snow tires are being required north of the Douglas county line on Highway 395 and on Highway 50 to nearly Stagecoach. In the south county, Chains or snow ties are being required on Highway 208 from Holbrook Junction all the way to Yerington and to points east on Highway 95 A.

Interstate 80 is open, as is Highway 50, but chains are mandatory on both roads. Chains are mandatory on HIghway 88 until 2 miles east of Kirkwood, where avalanche controls have the road closed.


Snow accumulations are decreasing as the storm crosses the Carson Valley. R-C weather watcher Stan Kapler said Minden had received 2.17 inches of moisture since the storm began but that his snow board is only showing 4.5 inches of snow.

The National Weather Service is predicting that snow will resume this afternoon, with rates of up to 2 inches and hour and total accumulations of up to 10 inches in the valleys. The winter storm warning remains in effect until 4 a.m. Sunday.

The Weather Service reports there is a chance of thundersnow during some of the heavier episodes.


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