Published: February 22,2017
Winter Storm Quid dumped inches of snow in the higher elevations of northern California and Nevada Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, where travel was hampered in what will be the first of many regions in the United States impacted by the wintry menace.
Nearly 10 inches of snow fell overnight Wednesday near Reno, according to the National Weather Service, and as the wintry precipitation covered roads, drivers experienced a rough commute in the morning hours, the Associated Press said. In the mountains, where several feet of snow fell in just 24 hours, Interstate 80 was closed over the top of the Sierra because of whiteout conditions Tuesday, the report added.
"The conditions are fierce," CalTrans area superintendent Dave Wood told the AP.
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Earlier in the week, the main route between Reno and Lake Tahoe was closed because of an avalanche, and that road remains closed. The slide occurred along the Mt. Rose Highway overnight Monday, covering the road with 20 feet of snow, according to the Summit Daily. No injuries were reported in the avalanche, the report added.
NV Energy reported a few hundred customers without power in northern Nevada Tuesday morning.
Several roads and schools were closed in northern Nevada because of the storm; KTVN.com has a complete list.
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