The Dec. 29, 2021, R-C Morning Report

The statue of Snowshoe Thompson got its skis wet this weekend thanks to nearly a foot of snow in Genoa.

The statue of Snowshoe Thompson got its skis wet this weekend thanks to nearly a foot of snow in Genoa.


Genoa, Nev. — Just a half-hour after Nevada State Police started turning around westbound travelers on Highway 50, Interstate 80 reopened to westbound traffic, and motorists who spent most of Tuesday waiting to get over Echo Summit started to drain out of the Tahoe Basin.The Douglas County Community and Senior Center opened as a warming shelter 9:30 p.m. Tuesday. reports 50, 80 and 395 are open with chain controls where you’d expect them. The CalTrans traffic camera at Ski Run shows the road is fairly empty. With the exception of a truck with a chain wrapped around the axle near Walker, Highway 395 south of Douglas County is clear. 

Perishables are pretty much gone from some store shelves in Gardnerville. I didn’t go to all the stores on Tuesday evening, but I saw enough to recognize that people here don’t much care for oat or rice milk and have had their fill of whipped cream. The top of my shopping list this morning is gasoline.

The Douglas County Audit Committee is officially the last government meeting of 2022, assuming some other disaster doesn’t come along. The auditors will be reviewing 24 applications for $219,690 in requests for the $155,000 in requests at 1 p.m. via Zoom. You can find out more by going to and clicking on agendas and meetings.

In my perusal of the traffic cameras, I’m seeing what appears to be light snow falling at the top of Kingsbury, which jibes with the forecast. A winter weather advisory is in effect through 10 p.m.

Tahoe residents should expect another 2-6 inches of snow at Lake level today with up to a foot above 7,000 feet.

I’m not seeing any snow falling this morning, or any indication that we had some overnight. If it snows in Carson Valley the forecast says that will happen before 11 a.m. There’s a chance of snow before 11 p.m. tonight, but then the storm clears out, finally. Expect a high of 37 degrees today.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at


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