UPDATE, 1:25 p.m. Tuesday
Due to the Nevada Department of Transportation and the Department of Public Safety reporting severe weather and potentially dangerous road conditions, Gov. Joe Lombardo has ordered an early closing for all state government offices in Washoe, Carson, Douglas, Lyon, and Storey counties Tuesday, according to a news release.
Aside from essential public safety and corrections personnel, state offices in these counties will close early at 3 p.m.
The governor’s office will continue to monitor weather conditions.
UPDATE 8:40 a.m.: Western Nevada College officials have decided to close its three campuses and the Child Development Center today, Jan. 10, because of snow and icy conditions.
However, the college’s online winter session classes will proceed as scheduled.
UPDATE 8:20 a.m.: Due to lack of bus drivers and continued treacherous driving conditions, all Carson City School District schools will be canceled today.
6 a.m. :
A winter weather advisory is in effect until noon Tuesday for the region.
The storm is expected to drop up to 3 inches of snow in Carson City, making travel difficult.
As a result, all Carson City School District schools will observe a delayed 2-hour schedule. Buses will operate on a 2-hour delay, so arrival times will be approximately 2 hours later than usual. There will be no preschool classes or breakfast served at school.
The morning commute was met with snow-covered roads and chain requirements on all major roadways.
In Douglas County, Centerville Lane is closed west of the Highway 88 Roundabout due to high water.
Douglas County has activated a call center to allow the public to report non-emergency incidents related to the current flooding. Residents may call 775-783-6038 to report any non-emergency-related flood concerns. The call center is operational from 8 a.m. through 10 p.m. daily. For flood emergencies, call 911.
The county has also opened a livestock evacuation center at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Douglas County residents who need to evacuate livestock due to flooding can bring them to 920 Dump Road, Gardnerville.
Call 775-782-5126 to coordinate drop-off.
The Lyon County Commission on Monday has declared a state of emergency due to the recent severe weather and flooding to seek assistance from the Nevada governor and state agencies.
Lyon’s decision came after a base of snow and water already had settled in the area from the New Year’s weekend storm and in anticipation of new weather events expected as of Tuesday with a potential break Wednesday and Thursday before another system arrives, according to a statement from the county.