The Feb. 28, 2023, R-C Morning Report

Snow blows around a home near the Welcome to Genoa sign on Monday morning.

Snow blows around a home near the Welcome to Genoa sign on Monday morning.

Genoa, Nev. — State offices shut down for a second day as a winter storm brought new snow to Western Nevada. Douglas County schools were closed on Tuesday due to weather. Even Douglas County District Court suspended proceedings on Tuesday.

A winter storm warning continues through today and into early Wednesday morning in the valleys, while Lake Tahoe is under a blizzard warning. Highway 88 and Interstate 80 were closed this morning, while traffic was being held on Highway 50 over Echo Summit.

There are road controls in effect from top to bottom. I drove home in the big blast on Monday, and it was fairly hairy the minute I got across the East Fork bridge on Muller Lane.

While I don’t want to jinx anything, the power grid has remained fairly stable, despite the snow and wind. There were no outages at dawn in Douglas County, but that might not last long as 40 mph wind gusts are forecast, so save often.

A pursuit involving a reckless driver saw Douglas deputies and Nevada Highway Patrol troopers zip through town with lights and sirens around 10:10 a.m. Monday. I’ll follow up on that today or Wednesday, depending on what other fine madness is afoot.

The Douglas County Library trustees are scheduled to meet 10 a.m. today at the Minden Branch, but I wouldn’t put money on that actually coming to fruition, or the library even being open. Just this feeling.

Visibility on Monday afternoon dropped to less than a quarter mile at times, according to the Minden-Tahoe automated weather system as blasts of snow rolled through. Visibility has remained at 10 miles for the three hours preceding dawn.

It looks like we’ll have a brief visit from the sun this morning before it ducks back behind the clouds. Just over 2 inches of snow is forecast to fall before the real stuff hits in time for the evening commute.

Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at or 775-782-5122.


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