Western Nevada snowfall snarls traffic
November 27, 2016
Chains or snow tires are being required across Western Nevada after an early morning snowfall, just in time for Thanksgiving travelers to return home.
Residents in Genoa and Johnson Lane reported up to 4 inches of snow on Sunday morning, while in the Sierra, Heavenly Resort reported 9 inches.
According to the Nevada Department of Transportation, road controls are in effect on Highway 395 north from Bridgeport all the way through the Pine Nuts to Carson Valley.
Chains or snow tires are also being required over Kingsbury Grade, on Highway 88 from the state line to Minen and on Highway 50 from Carson City over Spooner Summit.
While the nvroads.com web site is not responding this morning, conditions may be obtained by calling 511 or 1-877-687-6237.
Carson Valley remains under a winter weather advisory through 10 a.m. today. According to the National Weather Service most snow showers are south of Highway 50.
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Forecasters said snow-covered roads could cause travel delays, with conditions expected to improve by later morning.
The Nevada Highway Patrol is responding to nearly a dozen traffic incidents in Washoe County and Carson City.
The California Highway Patrol is reporting a big rig and three vehicles stuck at Conway Summit with no chains.