Update: Power out on Kingsbury Grade

A big puddle crosses the southbound lanes of Main Street in Genoa on Thursday morning.

A big puddle crosses the southbound lanes of Main Street in Genoa on Thursday morning.


A downed power pole may be the cause of an outage affecting 1,488 homes and businesses on Kingsbury Grade.

Tahoe-Douglas firefighters responded Tramway near the Fox & Hound at 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

According to nvenergy.com, the outage was first reported at 10:41 a.m.

The power company estimated that the outage could be repaired by 12:30 p.m.

Heavy rain prompted a flood advisory through 11:45 a.m. today for urban and small stream flooding.

According to the National Weather Service in Reno, Doppler radar indicated between a half and an inch of rain falling along the base of the Carson Range.

Puddles are forming on roadways from the foothills to the Pine Nuts this morning.

The rain could trigger minor debris flows at the base of the mountains, especially near areas scarred by fires.

Genoa received slightly more than an inch of rain overnight.

Weather Service forecasters are predicting widespread rain in the Valley into tonight. Snow levels are expected to remain above 5,500-6,500 feet until just after midnight. Temperatures are expected to remain too warm for snow on Friday morning, but forecasters are betting the chance of snow in the Valley will increase on Christmas Day as colder air arrives.

A winter storm warning remains in effect for Lake Tahoe through 4 p.m. Sunday with heavy snow forecast through the weekend.

Road controls are in effect all around Lake Tahoe with Kingsbury Grade in near blizzard conditions.


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