Helicopter Forced to Land on Highway

A medical helicopter was forced to land near US 395 last night when a sudden blustery storm hit north of Carson City.

The chopper landed safely near the Bellevue Road exit east of Washoe Lake.

Nevada Highway Patrol cars blocked traffic about 10:15 after the pilot reported limited visibility due to cloud cover and snow in the area north of Carson City.

After the landing about 10:40, a ground ambulance took the patient to the hospital in Reno.

The pilot remained with the aircraft until the weather improved.

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