National Weather Service warns against travel in Sierra

Travel through the Sierra Nevada will put motorists' life at risk, the National Weather Service said in a statement issued this morning.

Forecasters are warning travelers to delay their journeys until late Sunday or early next week due to continued snow fall and predicted winds which will make driving hazardous.

About 16 inches of snow fell in Genoa overnight, but Jacks Valley Road and Genoa Lane have been plowed.

The sun is out this morning, but a winter storm warning will continue in Carson Valley until 4 a.m. Sunday.

Chains or snow tires are required over most Valley roads, including Highway 88 south of the intersection with Highway 395 and Highway 395 between Bridgeport and south of Walker and between the Mount Rose junction and the California state line.

Expect to need chains or snow tires, and a helicopter, for travel on Lake Tahoe roads.

The Nevada Highway Patrol assisted a motorist at Highway 50 and Glenbrook Road at about 7:30 a.m.


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