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The planned closing of State Route 342 at Greiner’s Bend has been delayed due to inclement weather forecast for this week.

According to the National Weather Service, rain and possibly some snow is expected in the Tuesday and Wednesday in the Virginia City area.

Officials from Gradex Construction, the contractor doing the work, requested at least a week’s delay and possibly more.

The route was to close to replace a guardrail on the steep switchback on the road that leads to Virginia City from the south.

“They need to have a couple of weeks of solid good weather, with no storms of any kind,” said NDOT spokesman Scott Magruder. “You don’t want to leave anyplace without a guardrail, especially a steep drop-off like that.”

There was no word on exactly when the work would begin, but signs will be placed along the route. The road will remain open to local traffic, while through traffic would take SR341, the truck route.

Reward offered for newspaper rack theft

Numerous newspaper racks belonging to the Nevada Appeal have been stolen in Carson City since November 2006. The Nevada Appeal is offering a $500 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the people who took the machines.

If you have information, contact the Carson City Sheriff’s Office at 887-2500 or the Appeal at 882-2111.

Airport Authority to meet Wednesday

The Carson City Airport Authority will meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Sierra Room of the Community Center, 851 E. William St.

Topics include the special-use permit for the Jet Ranch, flight patterns, a presentation by the Experimental Aircraft Association, airport security and status of the airport master plan.