High winds halt truck traffic on 395 south of Topaz
High profile vehicles have been prohibited from Highway 395 from Topaz to Bridgeport due to high winds.
According to the California Highway Patrol, Highway 395 was closed to big rigs at 9:42 a.m. There were no reports of accidents resulting from the wind.
Lee Vining students had to find their own transportation because school buses are considered a high-profile vehicle.
Several inches of snow snarled travel on Interstate 80 at Donner Lake around 3 p.m., according to the CHP. Chain controls were set up on Highway 88 from Iron Mountain Road to Silver Lake. Monitor Pass was closed at noon.
High profile vehicles were advised to use caution through Washoe Valley on Thursday evening.
Chains or snow tires were required to travel Mount Rose Highway.
High winds and power outages were the rule for Carson Valley for most of the day. There was some wind-driven rain on Thursday afternoon.
A high wind warning is in effect for Carson Valley through 4 a.m. Friday.
Winds have slowed from their peak speeds of the day, but are expected to continue to blow out of the south at 25-35 mph, gusting to 50 mph, with gusts of up 60 mph in wind prone areas.
Rain isn’t expected to start falling until 10 p.m. Thursday and will continue into early Friday morning. There’s a slight chance of snow in the Valley on Friday afternoon. More than a half inch of precipitation is forecast to fall in the Valley.