Washoe County and Reno open sandbag pickup locations ahead of storm

A file image of a sandbag. Sandbags will be made available for residents ahead of this week's...
A file image of a sandbag. (WCTV)(WCTV)
Published: Mar. 7, 2023 at 2:19 PM PST
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - Washoe County and the City of Reno are preparing for another atmospheric river to bear down on the area later this week, bringing rain for the valleys and snow in high elevations.

To prepare for possible flooding, they have set up a number of locations for residents to pick up sandbags.

In Washoe County, those locations are:

  • Lemmon Valley, Lemmon Drive and Pompe Way
  • Lemmon Valley, TMFR Station 440, 130 Nectar Street
  • Silver Knolls Volunteer Fire Station, 11525 Red Rock Road
  • Golden Valley Park (Hillview entrance), 7940 Hillview Drive
  • Washoe County Operations Yard, 3101 Longley Lane
  • Highland Ranch Parkway 1 mile west of Pyramid Highway
  • Belli Ranch, Blue Heron Circle and Warrior Lane
  • Toll Road and Geiger Grade
  • Pleasant Valley, Andrew Lane and Paddlewheel Lane
  • Pleasant Valley, Pagni Lane and 395
  • East Washoe Valley, TMFR Station 32, 1240 Eastlake Blvd.
  • East Washoe Valley, Eastlake Blvd and Gander Lane
  • West Washoe Valley, TMFR Station 30,3905 Old Hwy 395

The City of Reno is also setting up sandbag locations for residents. Those are as follows:

  • City of Reno Corporation Yard at 1640 East Commercial Row
  • Mira Loma Park at 3000 S. McCarran Blvd.
  • Moya Boulevard near the intersection of Red Baron Blvd.
  • Reno Fire Station #5(Mayberry Fire Station) at 1500 Mayberry Drive
  • Horseman’s Park at 2800 Pioneer Drive
  • Idlewild Park at 2055 Idlewild Drive

The National Weather Service in Reno is forecasting another round of snow on Wednesday, with valley rains and heavy wet snow in high elevations.