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Douglas schools closed due to low visibility

Genoa, Nev. — Carson Valley schools are closed for the day, Douglas County School Superintendent Teri White said.

“Visibility is poor and our bus drivers report unsafe conditions,” she said at 7:33 a.m.

Snow continued to fall as day broke on Friday.

Classes at the University of Nevada, Reno, will be on a two-hour weather delay.

Road controls are in effect on Highway 395 from Indian Hills south to the Nevada state line this morning after steady snow fell through the night.

More than 8 inches of snow fell north of Genoa overnight, with a Johnson Lane resident reporting more of a dusting further east in Carson Valley.

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A traffic camera at Airport Road and Highway 395 shows the intersection is wet, though snow if falling steadily. The same is true of the camera located in downtown Gardnerville.

Chains or snow tires are being required over Kingsbury Grade and on Highway 50 from Carson City to South Lake Tahoe.

Highway 88 is closed this morning for avalanche control.

The Sierra Avalanche Center is reporting very dangerous avalanche conditions in the backcountry due to heavy snow and high wind.

The Nevada Highway Patrol is reporting three motorist assists and a property damage collision on Highway 395 and a motorist assist on Interstate 80 between 2:30 and 4:50 a.m. Commuters to Reno should expect to run into delays this morning.

A winter storm warning is in effect for Douglas County through 11 p.m. today and in the Sierra through 5 a.m. Saturday, with heavy snow expected, according to the National Weather Service.

Snow in the Valleys could reach 2-6 inches, with 5-12 inches possible above 5,000 feet.

Forecasters warned motorists to watch out for reduced visibility.

 

Snow clings to a light post on Friday morning.