Snow leaves dents and drifts

BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal A Capital Towing driver pulls a truck out of a ditch on Edmonds Drive in Carson City after an accident on Thursday.

BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal A Capital Towing driver pulls a truck out of a ditch on Edmonds Drive in Carson City after an accident on Thursday.

No more snow is on the horizon, but below-zero temperatures are expected in the coming days.

"It's going to stay cold for the next two to three days," said meteorologist Jim Wallmann, with the National Weather Service. "Looking at the temperatures, we are about 15 to 20 degrees below normal for this time of year."

Wallmann said the temperature isn't the only thing that's not average - we only have 50 to 60 percent of the snow and rain we are used to at this time of year.

Thursday's snow storm dropped about 3 inches in Carson City, causing a multitude of traffic accidents.

Carson City deputies responded to 30 fender benders between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

From vehicles sliding into fences and curbs, to at least two rollover accidents in which the drivers walked away unhurt, deputies with some help from the Nevada Highway Patrol were kept hopping all day.

Sgt. Maj. Harry House of the Nevada Army National Guard was on his way to get a bite to eat and head home to Reno about 2:30 p.m. when his tire went off the east edge of Fairview Drive near the Fifth Street roundabout. When he "slowly" came back onto the roadway, the truck went into a spin.

"I was able to duck everyone," said House, whose pickup ended up on its roof in a ditch, and he crawled out through the driver's side door

At another rollover on Hytech Drive, the passengers went to the hospital on their own, leaving their truck in a ditch.

Today's high will is expected to hit 22 degrees.

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