Icy conditions await motorists in Western Nevada this morning: WNC, state offices on a 2-hour delay

Traffic cameras show snow on mountain roads across Douglas County around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Traffic cameras show snow on mountain roads across Douglas County around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday.

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Western Nevada College's campuses and the Child Development Center will be on a two-hour delay on Tuesday because of adverse weather and road conditions, WNC said in an email after 6:30.

Gov. Sisolak on Twitter said, "Due to snow, ice and road conditions, State offices in the following 8 counties are on a two hour delay today: Washoe, Carson, Storey, Lyon, Churchill, Pershing, Mineral & Douglas. Please stay safe!"


If you’re heading into work this morning, it’s a good idea to take it easy because chain controls are in effect across Western Nevada and over the Sierra this morning.

“Roads could remain rather dicey in the Sierra today while any heavier snow showers could produce brief periods of travel difficulties in Western Nevada,” National Weather Service Reno Meteorologist Dawn Johnson said. “Usually, it would be harder to get daytime roadway accumulations in late February but given the anomalously cold air mass and cloudy conditions it’s certainly not out of the question.”

As of 4:30 a.m. today, the only location on Highway 395 requiring chains on vehicles without four-wheel drive and snow tires is just south of Indian Hills. That’s likely to change as the morning wears on with traffic cameras at Double Spring Flat and Holbrook Junction show snow falling in the Pine Nuts.

Chains or four-wheel drive with snow tires are required on every road leading to Lake Tahoe this morning, all of which are showing actual snow on the highway.

Since last night, the Nevada State Police responded to seven collisions on Interstate 80 between Sparks and Golconda. Icy conditions on the freeway in north central Nevada has prompted the state to declare adverse driving conditions.


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