Snow Creates Slick Roads, Accidents and Flight Delays In The Sierra, Nevada

Roads are slick across northern Nevada and the Sierra and are causing numerous accidents today, after the first in a string of storms brought snow to the valley floors.

11:20am Two semi trucks have been reported by NHP to have rolled over on I-80 near Lovelock casuing a number of smaller vehicles to crash. NHP & REMSA are on the scene and have reported a number of injuries.

11:29am The latest report from NHP:

Morning snow on the valley floor contributed to a number of accidents and spin outs on area highways this morning. From 6:00 am to about 11:00 am the following calls for service were noted:

- Single vehicle non-injury accident north bound on US 395, just north of the Mt Rose junction.

- 2-vehicle accident with minor injuries, air bag deployed; not blocking any travel lanes northbound near the Mill St interchange.

- 2 separate rollover accidents, neither one involving injuries on Interstate 80; 1 near Lockwood and 1 near Mustang.

- Single vehicle accident on SR 431 near Wedge Parkway.

- 3 spinouts/slide offs on SR 431.

NHP is also currently responding to an unknown injury accident on Interstate 80 near the Vista interchange.

Troopers are reporting poor visibility on Interstate 80 between Sparks Blvd and Mustang as well as on the Mt Rose Highway.

NHP are advising motorists to slow down and allow extra time during today’s commute, surface streets are extremely icy-particularly at intersections.

Chains or snow tires are required on all mountain passes, including Interstate 80 over Donner Summit and U.S. 50 over Echo Summit.

Chains or snow tires also are required on U.S. 395 from Carson Valley to the north end of Washoe Valley south of Reno.

The National Weather Service says accumulations in the mountains around the Lake Tahoe region will vary, but elevations above 7,000 feet could see about a foot.

The weather service says a series of small storms will bring a chance of snow to the area all week long.


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