Genoa, Nev. — Anticipate an icy commute this morning as temperatures around the Valley are down around 26 degrees. If you can give the sun a chance to warm up the roads a bit. If you can’t slow down and give the vehicle ahead of you some space.
The Nevada State Police are reporting a minor collision at Highway 50 and Lakeview Drive at 6 a.m. A deputy just reported a trooper’s vehicle was struck near Bourne's Curve. The trooper's OK but medics are responding to check on the other driver. Watch out for emergency vehicles, please.
If you’ve business with the government it’s best to take care of it before the three-day weekend. Government offices, banks and the post office are all closed on Monday for Martin Luther King Day.
I was stalling a little bit this morning in hopes of hearing whether Highway 395 south of Bridgeport has reopened, but it looks like that news is still forthcoming. CalTrans was hoping to get the highway clear today if you’re headed south.
There’s a power outage affecting nine customers on Kingsbury since just before 4 a.m. I have to wonder if that isn’t affecting the Daggett Summit traffic camera which appears to be offline this morning. We’ll know if it’s restored and the camera still doesn’t work, I guess.
If you’re going over the Sierra to swim your way the Central Valley, maybe get an early start. Forecasters are predicting a series of storms to drop 8 inches on the passes starting this afternoon and evening. I’m predicting it to be a mess.
And this is one of those storms that if getting over the hill is trouble today, it’s likely to be worse coming home on Monday. Sunday sounds like it could see a break, so maybe take advantage of that window.
Forecasters are calling for even odds of rain this afternoon with the snow level dropping to 6,200 feet. Otherwise, we could see partly sunny skies and a high of 46 degrees. The wind will be out of the southeast at 10-15 mph, gusting to 25 mph.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.
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