The Feb. 23 R-C Morning Report
February 23, 2018
Genoa, Nev. — The weather knocked the traffic camera at Airport Road and Highway 395 pointing down at the ground, which shows a little snow this morning. If road controls are any indicator, there's slicker roads elsewhere.
Those controls start at 88 and 395 in Minden and run south to the state line in both directions. In the case of Highway 395, chains or snow tires are being required all the way to Bridgeport. Expect more of the same, or worse, if you're heading over Kingsbury, Spooner, Echo Summit or Carson Pass.
Semi-trucks without chains gave California Highway Patrol officers headaches last night, starting around 8:40 p.m. when one spun out and blocked Highway 395 near Sonora Junction. Officers had to order drivers to stay off the roads or put on chains.
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CHP is asking for sand from Topaz Lane to Sonora because the highway's getting slick. If you don't have to go out this morning, maybe better to have a second cup of coffee instead.
Last night's snow was a big finish for Douglas County schools Ski Week. According to snow telemetry, 9.5 inches fell near Jobs Peak over the storm's 24 hours. Heavenly Valley got a foot of snow during the same time. There's not quite an inch of snow north of Genoa.
We might see some snow showers before 10 a.m., but looking at the skies, more likely to be mostly sunny with a high temperature of 35 degrees. The wind will be out of the north at 5 mph.