The traffic camera showed a snowy Kingsbury Grade at 5 a.m. today. The camera at nvroads.com was down at 6 a.m. The site indicates the Grade is closed at Buchanan this morning, but that could change soon.
Genoa, Nev. — Update: A vehicle collision that snarled Kingsbury on Wednesday night was cleared from NVroads.com by 7 a.m. and the Grade is open with road controls. The traffic camera at Daggett Summit is pointed the other way and shows vehicles heading west, but they might be turning onto Benjamin.
An unexpected blast of cold air resulted on slick conditions that snarled Kingsbury Grade for the Wednesday evening commute. Chains or four-wheel drive are being required in the mountains.
A public safety outage that reportedly affected 30 NV Energy customers north of Genoa ended at 5 p.m. I have positive confirmation from at least one of those customers the power was out.
County commissioners and the Douglas County Audit Committee are meeting on the 267-page annual Comprehensive Financial Report at 9 a.m. today. The report is Chief Financial Officer Terri Willoughby’s swan song.
The public hearing on an 80-unit project between Saratoga Springs and the North Valley Wastewater Treatment Plant goes before county commissioners today. The 80-acre property is zoned for one-acre lots. The item is No. 7 on the agenda, so my best guess is it won’t be heard until after lunch.
An 8.15-percent rate increase under South Tahoe Refuse’s franchise agreement is going to county commissioners today. The rate increase is permitted under the franchise agreement. You can find out more at www.douglascountynv.gov and click agendas.
Flags are being flown at half-staff today in remembrance of the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. The USS Nevada was the only ship to get underway in the attack.
There’s three-quarters of an inch of rain in my gauge this morning, and the gauge in Genoa proper is reporting .8 inches. Snow telemetry for Heavenly Valley is indicating 8 inches of snow fell with 6 inches of that between 3 and 6 p.m.
There’s a chance of snow flurries 1-4 p.m. today depending on how much moisture remains on the tail end of the storm. Otherwise expect mostly sunny skies with the high temperature of 45 degrees and the wind 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
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