RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - A temporary road parallelling Nevada State Route 446 between Sutcliffe and Nixon has been opened to tribal residents only, with guidance from a pilot car, after 446 was damaged in January's flooding. School buses and emergency vehicles are also allowed. Drivers are advised to plan accordingly.
Highway 446 damage courtesy WCSO RAVEN
Also, a boil water order at Pyramid has been lifted, with a second round of water tests showing it is safe to drink.
The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe has closed all fishing and boating activities at Pyramid Lake until further notice. This is to ensure public safety due to hazardous road conditions, and power and water outages in the Sutcliffe area.
Due to weather damage the Sutcliffe Community building is not open. Shelter will be designated at the Pyramid Lake Marina/Ranger Departments. Charlene Dressler (775)770-4941 is the contact.
Please check the following sources for the most current information:
Emergency Contact Numbers:
All Emergencies: 911
Emergency Tribal Operations: 775-574-2426
Washoe County/Tribal Dispatch: 775-574-0444
Pyramid Lake Ranger Station: 775-476-1155
Marine Distress: Channel 16