Flood watch to continue until 10 p.m. Saturday
December 10, 2016
A flood watch has been extended to 10 p.m. tonight across the Sierra Front, including Carson Valley.
As of 12:30 p.m. more than 2 inches of rain was recorded north of Genoa.
Heavy rain is expected to continue, with snow levels near 8,000 feet, though they are reported to be lowering in places around the Tahoe Basin. Rainfall is expected to subside after 4 p.m.
Road controls on mountain highways are beginning to go into place as snow levels drop.
Chains or snow tires are required over Daggett Summit on Kingsbury Grade and on Highway 28 just north of Spooner Junction, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.
As of noon, Highway 50 over Echo Summit was the only major road over the Sierra with road controls, but weather forecasters expect that to spread to other routes.
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Chains are being required on all vehicles except four-wheel drive with snow tires over the summit, according to the California Department of Transportation.
Stateline reported receiving 6.22 inches of precipitation in six hours, according to the National Weather Service.
Skyland reported .87 inches.
Heavenly Valley telemetry reported 6 inches of snow fell since 7 a.m.