Carson City plow, sand operations working on primary and secondary roads

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Carson City plow and sand operations are working on primary and secondary roads only. “Limit your travel whenever possible. Carson City Public Works is utilizing all plow equipment at maximum capacity. Due to the amount of snow and the available resources crews cannot plow streets that are NOT primary or secondary,” reads an alert on the city’s web site, The city snowplow map: To view road conditions, visit and for any city street closure information go to For snow and tree limb concerns call (775) 887-2355 and for emergencies dial 911. ••• Carson City offices will open at 10 a.m. "Due to dangerous road conditions the Carson City Mayor and City Manager have ordered a 2-hour delay for all City government offices (other than essential public safety personnel). Offices will open 10 a.m." ••• Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered a two-hour delayed start for state offices. ••• Carson City Schools will be closed on Tuesday due to weather. The Boys and Girls Clubs of Western Nevada also will be closed on Tuesday. WNC Carson City and Douglas campuses will be closed Tuesday. The Fallon campus remains open. The Child Development Center on the Carson City Campus is also closed. From Monday: ••• Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered a snow day for state workers in Carson City, sending all non-essential state workers home for the rest of the day. The order was issued effective at 1:30 p.m. At 2 p.m., Carson City closed its offices. "Due to the inclement weather and dangerous road conditions the City Manager and Mayor have decided to close all City offices and allow City employees (other than essential public safety personnel) to leave at 2 p.m. today," said a press release from the city. "All offices will resume regular hours tomorrow, February 5, at 8:00 a.m. For non-emergency calls dial (775) 887-2343 and for emergencies dial 9-1-1." Sisolak said public safety and corrections personnel will remain on the job. "Due to inclement weather & potentially dangerous road conditions reported by @nevadadot & @NevadaDPS in the Carson City/Reno area, I've ordered all state gov offices to be closed effective 1:30 pm in Carson City. Safety & well-being of state employees are of my utmost concern," he said in a Tweet. He said his office, the Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions to determine if government officers in Reno should also be closed. The shut down was ordered because of the continued snowfall in the capital making road conditions unsafe. Carson City Sheriff and Carson City officials have asked for residents to limit their travel. "Plow and sand operations will continue as necessary, until the storm clears; heavy snow until tomorrow morning. Please use extreme caution and limit your travel," Furlong said in an email. ••• UPDATE, 11:38 a.m., Monday: Due to inclement weather, Western Nevada College's campuses in Carson City and Douglas will close at 1 p.m.  The WNC Fallon campus will be open and classes on that campus are in session. CALTRANS reports via Twiter that Interstate 80 is closed from the Nevada State Line to Applegate due to whiteout conditions. The National Weather Service has issued a winter storm warning through 10 a.m. on Tuesday. Snow accumulation of 5-10 inches is possible from Carson City southward, the NWS said. Snow totals above 5,000 feet could be 12 to 24 inches with snow drifts deeper than 2 feet and wind gusts as high as 50 mph. INITIAL STORY: Check before traveling as Western Nevada is being hit with a winter storm to start the week off. A A blizzard warning runs through 10 p.m. tonight. As of 7 a.m. chains and snow tires were required on all mountain passes and major thoroughfares.


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