Lake schools closed, Valley schools on 90-minute delay Tuesday morning

A bus travels on Highway 395 through Minden.

A bus travels on Highway 395 through Minden.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Douglas County's Lake Tahoe school students will have another snow day Tuesday thanks to a winter storm that’s dropped 2 feet of snow in parts of the Carson Range.

Douglas County's Lake Tahoe outlets, including Kahle Community Center, Zephyr Cove Library, the Sheriff’s Office and Tahoe General Services will also be closed today.

Carson Valley schools are on a 90-minute delay due to the storm.

Douglas County’s offices are on a one-hour delay, opening at 9 a.m. to give snow plows an opportunity to clear the roads.

Tahoe Justice Court is keeping regular scheduled hours.

"This delay will allow time for plows to keep up with current conditions should they need it, while also keeping our employees and the public safe during their morning commutes," officials said on Monday evening.

East Fork Justice Court and the Ninth Judicial District Court will keep regular scheduled hours.

Emergency services and the Road Department will continue to operate. Douglas County has a snow removal policy which determines how and when county roads are plowed. The county works in partnership with the Nevada Department of Transportation, Towns of Gardnerville, Genoa and Minden, and various general improvement districts to provide snow removal service around the area.

The county plows when there are 4 inches or more of accumulated snow on the roads. For more information on snow removal, call the Douglas County Public Works Department at (775) 782-9035.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office urges everyone to allow extra time on the roadway’s tomorrow morning in the likely event of snow and slick road conditions.

Stay informed by following Douglas County Facebook and Twitter accounts or check the National Weather Service, Reno for updates and advisories.

Alpine County is recommending residents to avoid travel tonight as a winter storm eases into the eastern Sierra.

In an emergency alert issued at 3:47 p.m. Monday, the county is preparing for a winter storm warning with the brunt occurring until 6 a.m. Tuesday.

“Due to potential road closures and blizzard conditions, travel is only recommended for necessary reasons,” officials said. The count closed its offices for Tuesday due to the storm.

Alpine has decided to conduct Tuesday’s supervisors meeting on Zoom.

The winter storm warning is not limited to Alpine County, with all of the Sierra and the Nevada foothills and valleys included.


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