Snow plow rollover closes road |

Snow plow rollover closes road

State Route 342 into Virginia City is closed due to snow plow rollover.

However, the truck route remains open.

According to Nevada Department of Transportation spokesman Scott Magruder, the driver received only minor injuries.

“It’s very rare that we have a snow plow go down,” Magruder said. “We hate to lose any of our equipment, but we have other plows that can be called into use. The good news is we have no major injuries.”

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Other than the rollover, Magruder said, snow removal in the area is going well.

“We’ve got Kingsbury, Spooner Summit, Mount Rose and Highway 28 open,” he said. “We’ve been working around the clock.”

He cautioned motorists to drive slowly and cautiously.