Winter weather advisory expires early

Snowshoe Thompson says Ma Nature's going to have to step it up.

Snowshoe Thompson says Ma Nature's going to have to step it up.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

A winter weather advisory was canceled by the National Weather Service at 11:30 a.m. Thursday after snow showers let up four hours earlier than anticipated.

“Snow showers will continue for locations in the eastern Sierra, but otherwise snow has dissipated for most other locations,” forecasters said. Freezing to below freezing temperatures are forecast so be sure to check road conditions for updates especially overnight into Friday morning.”

It was a slick morning on Thursday as a snowstorm arrived, causing a handful of vehicle collisions.

A sport utility vehicle went off Kingsbury Grade at Eagles Heaven around 7:40 p.m., according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.

One person was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital with a possible broken arm as a result of the collision, which saw the vehicle roll 10-20-feet down an embankment and land on its top.

There were some spin-outs on Highway 50 before 8 a.m.

Heavenly Ski Resort reported 5 inches of snow fell

One vehicle was towed after a noninjury collision near Five Creek and Foothill.

A power line was arcing near Fremont and Sunrise Pass Road around 6:30 a.m. Both East Fork firefighters and NV Energy responded.

Most of the snow arrived after daybreak on Thursday, with road controls over both Kingsbury Grade and Spooner Summit.

Kingsbury and Tramway was mostly white with a few vehicle tracks visible on the Nevada Department of Transportation traffic camera.

Spooner Summit appeared to have been plowed.

Chains or snow tires controls were implemented on Highway 395 from Jake’s Hill south through the Pine Nuts to just north of Holbrook Junction.

Visibility dropped to a quarter-mile or less 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Minden-Tahoe Airport due to heavy snow and freezing fog.

A rain gauge a mile north of Genoa recorded around a third of an inch of precipitation before it turned to snow around 7:30 a.m.

Johnson Lane recorded .15 inches of rain.


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