Icy roads greet morning commute
It was a long, slow, slick commute on Monday morning as ice coated Douglas County’s highways as a result of Sunday night’s snowstorm.
The Douglas County School District issued a one-hour delay so they could chain up the buses.
Road controls were in effect for Highway 395 south to the state line, over Kingsbury and Spooner Summit and on Highway 50 from Spooner Junction to Stateline.
There were a few calls for help from stranded motorists on Monday morning, including a single vehicle rollover at Highway 88 and Fredericksburg Lane at about 8 a.m. For the most part, traffic was calm as drivers responded to icy conditions by slowing down.
Minden Weather Watcher Stan Kapler said 3 inches of snow fell on Sunday, bringing the total for the water year so far up to 6 inches since Oct. 1. That’s 25 percent more snow then fell during the entire year.
He said so far Minden’s received 3.34 inches of precipitation. Heavenly Ski Resort reported 14 inches of snow.
Kapler said the temperature dropped to 3 degrees on Tuesday morning. Temperatures are expected warm up starting tonight when the low is forecast to be 27 degrees. Daytime high temperatures on Thursday and Friday will climb into the upper 40s before another storm brings cooler and potentially wet weather on Saturday.