Genoa, Nev. — A fatal collision closed Highway 50 for around five hours last night. The Nevada Highway Patrol reported one of the drivers in the three-vehicle collision may have been impaired. It was the second death on Douglas highways in two weeks.
I’ll be following up on the Saturday morning fire that gutted Joe Benigno’s Tree Services today. It was a very busy weekend for emergency services across the county.
A spot around 4 miles south of Topaz Lake recorded a 98 mph wind gust early Saturday morning. Genoa had a 66 mph gust at Walley’s. Saturday morning’s snowfall left around 5 inches at Heavenly Ski Resort.
Another blustery day is in the air today with a wind advisory from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Expect southwest winds 25-30 mph, gusting to 50 mph. Wind prone areas, like Highway 395 through Carson Valley, could see gusts of more than 55 mph.
A new storm will be riding that wind with the first flurries arriving on Tuesday morning. For today, expect a high temperature of 48 degrees with a slight chance of snow showers tonight.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at email@example.com