Road controls in effect Christmas morning |

Road controls in effect Christmas morning

Staff Reports
Downtown Genoa received a frosting of snow on Christmas Eve, making it an almost white Christmas this morning in Nevada's first settlement.
Kurt Hildebrand |

The Nevada Highway Patrol’s website reported an injury accident on Highway 395 at mile marker 6 that occurred at 3:47 a.m. today.

No details were immediately available on the accident, which was in the Pine Nuts south of Gardnerville.

There are road controls in effect across Western Nevada after a Christmas Eve storm dumped rain and a little snow.

In Douglas County, Kingsbury Grade and Highway 50 from Spooner Summit to South Lake Tahoe require chains or snow tires.

Chains or snow tires are also required on Highway 208 from Holbrook Junction to Wellington.

The California Highway Patrol is requiring four-wheel drive with snow tires or chains over Highway 88 from Pickett’s Junction in Hope Valley over Carson Pass.

Chains or snow tires are required on Highway 395 between Walker and Bridgeport, and north from Stead to the state line.

Interstate 80 and Highway 50 are not showing any chain controls this Christmas morning.

About a half inch of moisture fell in Genoa on Christmas Eve in the form of rain and a little snow, frosting lawns and roofs.

Gardnerville and Minden also received rain and a bit of snow.

Below freezing temperatures this morning will make roadways icy. The Nevada Department of Transportation weather station at Highway 395 and Airport Road is showing a road temperature of 24 degrees.

At 6 a.m. it was 23 degrees at Minden-Tahoe Airport, where about a tenth of an inch of moisture fell from the storm.