Weather snarling roadways across Douglas

A sedan in a ditch along Centerville Lane on Saturday morning.

A sedan in a ditch along Centerville Lane on Saturday morning.
JT Humphrey | Special to The R-C

High water was closing roadways across East Fork Township on Saturday.

Fredericksburg resident Jeff Garvin reported 4.02 inches of rain in southern Carson Valley before it turned to snow.

Flooding closed Highway 395 through the Pine Nut Mountains around 7 a.m.

Around 11 a.m. the state reopened one lane of the highway with flaggers.

Officials said that online mapping was sending motorists down Pinenut Road as an alternative route, which it most certainly is not.

At least one driver had to hike out after getting stuck along that route, prompting a call to Douglas County Search and Rescue.

The team was driving through Fish Springs to turn around any stragglers trying to cross the mountains by following.

A minor collision closed Kingsbury Grade on the Valley side around 11 a.m.

Heavy rain through Saturday morning saturated fields as creeks and tributaries started to rise.

Centerville Lane was closed after a sedan ended up in a ditch while trying to cross 4 inches of water on the roadway.

Washoe Tribe road crews were checking on Deer Run Road as runoff from the Pine Nuts left inches of water ponding on the road.

The bridge over the river near where the East Fork enters Carson River was likely the safest spot along that route.

East Valley Road was closed in the low spot just south of Johnson Lane. Mustang Lane in Gardnerville had water flowing over it, as did some roads in Fish Springs.

Chains or snow tires are being required on both Highway 395 and 88 through Carson Valley.

Chains or snow tires with four-wheel drive are required on highways through the mountains including Highway 50 at Lake Tahoe.

Interstate 80 is closed from the state line to Truckee, according to


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