Update: Outage down to 50 NV Energy Customers

East Fork firefighters responded to a drooping communications line on Jacks Valley Road at 8 a.m. Sunday.

East Fork firefighters responded to a drooping communications line on Jacks Valley Road at 8 a.m. Sunday.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

NVenergy.com reports 50 customers are without power as of 8 a.m. Tuesday morning across 10 outages.

Restoration times are 10 a.m. in most instances. 

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Continued power outages at Lake Tahoe have prompted Douglas County to open Kahle Community Center as a warming shelter.

Located at 236 Kingsbury Grade, Kahle will be open all night in response to forecast freezing temperatures.

As of 5 p.m., there were still 391 NV Energy customers without power in the Douglas portion of Lake Tahoe. There are 19 separate outages.

NV Energy has been trying to clear outages since Saturday’s storm brough heavy wet snow to the region, knocking down tree branches and power lines.

The largest single outage has affected 247 homes and businesses since around 3 p.m. Sunday. While power is expected to be restored around 6:15 p.m., the power company is working with the county on the shelter, which might indicate restoration may be delayed.

Liberty Utilities reports 4,590 customers without power in South Lake Tahoe and Alpine County.

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Around 900 homes and businesses at Lake Tahoe could see power restored over lunchtime Monday, according to nvenergy.com

Power was restored to Carson Valley on Sunday after heavy wet snow weighed down tree branches and power lines across Douglas County.

Power has been out in Douglas’ portion of Lake Tahoe in at least one place since Saturday night.

Tahoe Douglas firefighters responded to reports of lines down through the day on Sunday.

East Fork had fewer reports, but there were power issues through the day across the county.

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Outages across Douglas County are down to around 1,500 homes and businesses, mostly at Lake Tahoe.

Firefighters responded to reports of lines down across the county, though in many instances they were dealing with phone or internet lines.

Most of the power should be restored by noon, according to nvenergy.com

Highway 395 between Bishop and Mammoth Lakes was closed at around 8:30 a.m. for white-out conditions as the storm moves south into Mono County.

Jacks Valley and Foothill roads north and south of Genoa were slushy with a slick undercoating that make braking a challenge.

A few branches are down in the town, and East Fork firefighters responded to a report of a drooping communications line in town.

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Heavy snow has knocked out power to 1,697 NV Energy customers across Douglas County this morning.

NVenergy.com reports 19 different outages at Lake Tahoe affecting 1,362 customers. The site also reports four outages in Gardnerville affecting 291 customers.

The company estimates restoring power 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Tahoe Douglas firefighters had to move a tree limb to get to a downed line on Faris Court in Stateline.

Snow in the form of heavy wet Sierra cement fell overnight, knocking down branches across the county.

Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin reported 5-6 inches in southern Carson Valley, while Topaz Ranch resident John Flaherty said there were 6-8 inches on his deck. A measurement north of Genoa recorded 6 inches.

Road controls are in effect across the county, not just in the mountains.

Chains or snow tires are required from Reno to Bridgeport on Highway 395 and Interstate 580.

Douglas County and Nevada State Police responded to a vehicle that slid off the highway’s southbound lanes just north of Vista Grade in Indian Hills.

A disabled semi blocked one lane of Highway 50 near Golf Course Drive for several hours after 1:30 a.m., according to nvroads.com. A vehicle spinout at 6:40 a.m. on Highway 28 has all lanes closed just north of Spooner Junction.

All three routes over the Sierra are closed, including Donner Pass, Echo Summit and Highway 88 from Pickett’s Junction to nearly Ham’s Station.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for Carson Valley through 10 a.m. today. At least a half foot of snow was on the ground in Genoa at 7 a.m. Sunday.

Temperatures hovered around freezing, which meant in places the snow was melting as fast as it was falling.


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