Collisions abound as snow brings slick conditions

Snow being cleared in Genoa on Sunday afternoon.

Snow being cleared in Genoa on Sunday afternoon.

Multiple collisions snarled highways around Carson Valley on Sunday as a winter weather advisory continues through 7 p.m.

A storm brought light snow to Carson Valley with about 2 inches measured north of Genoa as of 1:30 p.m.

A collision on Tramway near the entrance to Heavenly Stagecoach that snarled traffic to the point where it took a Tahoe Douglas ambulance that responded 15 minutes to get back to Kingsbury.

Ski Heavenly’s social media reported California Base Parking was full.

A 12:10 p.m. collision on Highway 88 at Crystal Springs near Woodfords Canyon at involved three vehicles, according to the California Highway Patrol. Officer sought snowplows and sand, reporting that even vehicles with chains were sliding.

A Ford Explorer that wound up on its top near Vista Point on Highway 50 was reported at 12:52 p.m.

Chains or four-wheel drive with snow tires are being required for mountain routes around Lake Tahoe, while chains or four-wheel drive is being required for Highway 395 from Reno to Topaz.

Snow started falling at Minden-Tahoe Airport around 8:35 a.m. and fell steadily through the morning, reducing visibility down to less than a quarter-mile at times.

According to the forecast another inch of snow is expected on Sunday afternoon and into the evening.

After hitting a high of 29 degrees this afternoon, and then drop down to around 3 degrees on Monday morning, with a windchill of minus 5 degrees.

“After a period of light snow, widespread bitter cold temperatures

are expected for Monday and Tuesday, with some locations expected to see their coldest low temperatures in the last 5-10 years,” forecasters said on Sunday afternoon.


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