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Chains required over Kingsbury

Staff Reports

Chains are being required on several Lake Tahoe roads as snow falls across the passes.

Kingsbury Grade from Highway 50 to a mile down the Valley side has road controls in place requiring chains on all non-4-wheel drive vehicles.

Highway 28 from Spooner Junction to three miles north is also requiring chains, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.

More than half-inch of rain has fallen north of Genoa as of 9 p.m. Saturday.

Rain and snow is expected to continue into Sunday afternoon, according to a bulletin issued Saturday by the National Weather Service.

Snow levels were near the level of Lake Tahoe on Saturday afternoon, but rose to 7,000 feet on Saturday night. Snow levels should drop again to Lake level by Sunday afternoon.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday, according to forecasters.

A 62 mph wind gust was recorded at Minden-Tahoe Airport 11:35 p.m. Saturday.

Fish Springs saw a 61 mph wind gust at 1:33 p.m.