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Icy Highway 50 causing spin-outs

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Snow on Highway 50 caused several spin-outs near Glenbrook on Sunday morning.
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Slick conditions on Highway 50 along Lake Tahoe prompted several noninjury wrecks near Glenbrook on Sunday morning.

Douglas County deputies reported icy conditions on the highway north of Cave Rock and near Elks Point.

Chains or snow tires were required on highways around Nevada’s portion of Lake Tahoe.

According to a Nevada Department of Transportation gauge at Cave Rock the highway temperature was right at freezing at 10 a.m.

Heavenly Ski Resort reported receiving 4 inches of snow over 48 hours on Sunday morning, bringing the week’s total to 9 inches.

A trace of snow was reported in Minden overnight, with .06 inches of total precipitation, bringing the total for the year up to 20 inches.

The snow level was down to 5,500 feet, according to the National Weather Service. A quick storm brought moisture and high winds to Western Nevada on Sunday morning.

Minden-Tahoe Airport recorded a 48 mph wind gust at 6:30 a.m.

Forecasters are predicting a high pressure system will build, bringing low elevation inversions and decreased air quality to the Valley.

On Tuesday morning, the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection gauge at Ranchos Aspen Park indicated air quality in the moderate range, approaching unhealthy for sensitive groups.