Video: Storm forces cancellation of Genoa radon presentation
The arrival of a cold front brought snow to Gardnerville right around 1 p.m. Thursday. For the first half-hour snow combined with the winds to reduce visibility.
At higher elevations, Kingsbury Grade and Spooner Summit were under white-out conditions. Road controls are in effect over the grade and on Highway 50 from Carson to South Lake Tahoe.
A radon presentation at the Genoa Town Hall on Thursday evening was cancelled a spokeswoman said. That presentation will be rescheduled for Feb. 27.
The impending storm prompted the cancellation of a raptor presentation at Whit Hall in Genoa.
Snow has been falling steadily for the past hour. Visibility at Minden-Tahoe Airport dropped to less than a quarter mile by 2 p.m. Temperatures in Minden dropped from 48 degrees to freezing between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
A 55 mph wind gust preceded the arrival of snow at 12:15 p.m.
The Nevada Highway Patrol responded to a non injury collision on Highway 50 near Spooner Summit at 2:05 p.m.
Gov. Steve Sisolak sent nonessential state workers home and ordered all state government offices closed as of 3:30 p.m. due to weather and potentially dangerous road conditions. The order affects offices located in Carson City, Washoe, Storey, Lyon and Douglas Counties.