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Caution urged on slick roads for morning commute

Nevada Appeal staff
Brian Duggan/Nevada AppealThe state Capitol Monday afternoon.

A winter storm rolled through the Carson City region Monday afternoon, dumping about 3 inches of snow in some areas with as much as six inches expected to fall Monday evening, said Mark Deutschendorf, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

Monday’s storm was the second and strongest so far in a string expected to pound the West Coast this week.

Area law enforcement reported many accidents on Monday as driving conditions deteriorated amid heavy snow fall and slick roads. Deutschendorf said roads will remain slick for the Tuesday morning commute.

Carson City school officials said they were not expecting to close any schools on Tuesday. Check back with the Nevada Appeal for updates.

In Lake Tahoe, about a foot of snow is expected by tomorrow morning at lake level with more on the way by Thursday.

The next major storm is expected to make it to the region my mid-Wednesday, with a weaker system passing through Tuesday.

“(Tuesday’s) is not expected to be as heavy as today’s, but the one for Wednesday is looking to be as strong,” Deutschendorf said.