Power is estimated to be restored to 124 customers around the Fish Springs area is estimated to be restored by 7 a.m., according to NV Energy.com. There’s no cause on the website, but I suspect the winds may be to blame.
A wind advisory is in effect through 11 a.m. today, and there have been some pretty good gusts in the south Valley, including 57 mph 2:50 a.m. at a gauge on Highway 88 between Mottsville and Centerville lanes. A 50 mph gust was recorded at Walley’s Hot Springs at 4:10 a.m.
It started snowing over the last hour up on Kingsbury as the storm moves south across Western Nevada. There are no chain controls in Douglas, yet, but that could change. The usual high wind warning is in effect through Washoe Valley.
We might see fewer semis than usual downtown this morning as a high wind prohibition went into effect on Highway 395 from the state line all the way to San Bernardino.
Western Nevada College is conducting a survey about the Minden campus, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. You can participate by going to wnc.edu/input.
No one opted for an ambulance ride in a two-vehicle collision that snarled the Friday evening commute on Highway 395. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a Toyota Camry and a Toyota Tacoma were involved in the 4:25 p.m. wreck near Cradlebaugh Bridge. One of the vehicles rolled over onto its side and blocked the lane. The road cleared at 5:38 p.m.
We might see some rain from this before lunchtime, according to the forecast. The high temperature is supposed to hit 56 degrees. The snow level is predicted to drop to 5,900 feet this afternoon as the clouds clear.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org