The Jan. 11, 2023, R-C Morning Report

A snowy doe in Genoa sits for a portrait on Tuesday morning.

A snowy doe in Genoa sits for a portrait on Tuesday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Genoa, Nev. — Whittell High and Zephyr Cove Elementary schools are closed today while Douglas County schools at lower elevations are on a 90-minute delay, according to Superintendent Keith Lewis.

Newly elected school board trustee Susan Jansen was named president and Doug Englekirk named vice president at Tuesday’s marathon four-hour meeting.

Douglas County commissioners have re-agendized the appointment of advisory boards for Jan. 17. Tuesday and today’s meetings were cancelled as a result of the storm.

Kingsbury Grade remains closed today, as does Highway 88 over Carson Pass and Highway 395 south of Bridgeport. Traffic is being held at Echo Summit still, but Interstate 80 is open. Chains or snow tires and four-wheel drive are required in the mountains.

Wet weather loosened hillsides sending a big rock fall across Highway 208 through Wilson Canyon. We’ve had reports of boulders rolling onto Kingsbury, 395 near Jake’s Hill and down at the agriculture station south of Topaz. A warning for high avalanche danger expires at 7 a.m. today. If the ground’s moving, the snow most certainly can.

The California Highway Patrol is reporting three big rigs stuck on Highway 88 near Diamond Valley Road in Alpine County around 5 a.m. Efforts are underway to get those cleared this morning.

Daggett Pass at the top of Kingsbury recorded 2.04 inches of moisture over the last 24 hours. For all the snow that fell over the day on Tuesday, it only translated into around a half inch of precipitation in Genoa, Centerville and Mottsville, according to the National Weather Service.

The winter storm warning was cancelled at Lake Tahoe at 2:30 a.m. today. It was supposed to last until 4 a.m. but most of the precipitation was done before that. A winter weather advisory is in effect at the Lake 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. today.

We might actually get a break from the weather today after some snow showers before 10 a.m. and then a mix of rain and snow. Thursday and Friday are supposed to be fairly clear before the next storm rolls in. The high temperature is forecast to hit 39 degrees.

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


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