MLK Day storm upgraded from advisory to winter storm warning

Esmeralda Avenue in downtown Minden on Monday morning.

Esmeralda Avenue in downtown Minden on Monday morning.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.

Update: Carson Valley was upgraded from an advisory to a winter storm warning at 10:11 a.m., according to the National Weather Service.

Forecasters in the Reno Office said satellite, radar and surface observations say a heavy band of snow is expected to produce snow through the afternoon. The warning is in effect through 10 p.m. today.

Expect additional snow accumulations of up to 5 inches of snow on the Valley floor.

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Another half-foot of cold, light snow in Minden left slick conditions on roads throughout Carson Valley on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday.

East Fork medics sought help reaching a sick person on the east side of Antelope Valley. Douglas County Sheriff's Search & Rescue was mobilizing 10:20 a.m. to try and reach the person by UTV. An East Fork brush truck reported not being able to navigate the road.

No one opted for an ambulance ride from a collision at 395 and Riverview south of Gardnerville. Deputies on scene reported the traffic light was malfunctioning at the intersection.

Reports from the field were a foot of snow in Pine View Estates and 9 inches of snow in Fredericksburg. Heavenly Ski Resort reported 8 inches of snow over the last 24 hours.

Highway 88 is closed from the base of Red Lake Grade to Kirkwood. Avalanche control has closed Highway 50 from Meyers to Echo Summit.

While not very breezy out, even a hint of wind pushed the snow into drifts.

While Highway 395 has been plowed, most side streets have not, making travel treacherous.

Because of the holiday, no school buses were out and traffic was relatively light.

A report of a pile-up at Kingsbury Grade and Tramway cleared itself up, but chains or snow tires and four-wheel drive were required in the Sierra.

A winter weather advisory is in effect for Carson Valley and a winter storm warning for Lake Tahoe is in effect until 10 p.m.


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