Genoa, Nev. — Highway 88 remains on one-way traffic above Woodfords after a wash-out took out a good portion of the roadside. California Department of Transportation doesn’t have a date to reopen but hope to have both lanes open in time for the upcoming Memorial Day weekend.
Both the West and East Forks of the Carson River continue under a flood advisory this morning. The West Fork hit 13.91 feet 11:35 p.m. Tuesday. The East Fork hit the 14-foot minor flood stage not long after that at 1:55 a.m. today.
With the two forks very nearly in sync, that’s translating into higher flows on the mainstem of the river with the Carson rising steadily south of Prison Hill well into the 8-foot action stage, which is supposed to crest at 5 p.m. today.
Douglas Tiger and Jr. ROTC Staff Sgt. Harley Smith was the subject of an article published by the U.S. Army. Harley was on the front page of The R-C a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the story Overcoming obstacles: One Cadet's non-traditional journey through JROTC | Article | The United States Army
In addition to Col. Michael Glynn, former R-C staffer and Nevada Journalist of Merit Sarah Hauck sent me a link to the story. She’s the command information chief at the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
Lake Tahoe residents are being offered free “Take it Slow, Tahoe” yard signs offered by Take Care Tahoe at eight locations around the Lake. I have glanced at my speedometer when I see a reminder, so maybe it’ll help.
There’s a fairly good chance we’ll see showers or thundershowers today between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., though keep in mind the weather doesn’t wear a watch. Otherwise, the forecast calls for mostly sunny skies and a high temperature near 74 degrees. Cooler, cloudier weather is one of the reasons the rivers are forecast to slow down a bit.
Kurt Hildebrand is editor of The Record-Courier. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-782-5122.
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