Another NHP trooper's vehicle hit in Washoe Valley as windy weather continues

BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal A Nevada Department of Transportation snowplow moves snow in Washoe Valley on Thursday. Winds between 10-15 mph are expected to continue through Sunday in Northern Nevada along with the chance of snow through the weekend.

BRAD HORN/Nevada Appeal A Nevada Department of Transportation snowplow moves snow in Washoe Valley on Thursday. Winds between 10-15 mph are expected to continue through Sunday in Northern Nevada along with the chance of snow through the weekend.

According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, a trooper's vehicle was hit in Washoe Valley for the second time this week. No injuries have been reported.

Motorists reported numerous accidents caused by winds and white-out conditions for most of the day. Windy conditions are expected to continue through the weekend.

The accident involving the trooper happened about 12:15 p.m. on Old 395 in the Franktown Road area. Wind gusts were reported up to 60 mph by the National Weather Service.

Trooper Scott Simon said the trooper was northbound in an NHP SUV when the wind blew a a southbound "car hauler" into it. The accident closed Old 395 for part of the day.

High-profile vehicles were not being allowed through the valley on any of the roads for most of the day.

Wind gusts were estimated at 60 mph and have caused white-out conditions.

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