Carson City Area Weather Update Tuesday: Snow-covered roads make morning commutes easier | Carson City Nevada News

More snow fell early Tuesday morning, creating slippery roads across the region and traffic checkpoints across the region.

Many areas are reporting at least an inch or more of snow, along with snowy roads in and around the Reno, Carson City, Minden, Gardnerville and Dayton areas as well as the Lake Tahoe Basin.

The Nevada Department of Transportation and the Nevada State Police are reporting icy roads and potentially dangerous driving conditions in eight northern Nevada counties. Governor Steve Sisolak this morning ordered two-hour delays for all state government offices (other than essential public safety and corrections personnel) for the following eight counties: Washoe Carson, Storey, Lyon , Churchill, Pershing, Mineral and Douglas

Meanwhile, a winter weather advisory remains in effect for the area until 10 a.m. Tuesday morning. Motorists can expect additional snow accumulations and slippery road conditions, causing problems with the morning commute. Motorists are asked to take it easy this morning.

Among roads requiring chain or snow tires, according to

– Snow chains or tires required – on I-580 from Eastlake Boulevard (exit 10) to Mt Rose Highway (exit 24) in Nevada.

– Chains or snow tires required – on former US-395 from Davis Creek Park to Eastlake Boulevard (south) in Nevada.

– Chains required, all except 4WD vehicles with snow tires – on US-50 from mile post 0.0 in Douglas County to mile post 7.6 in Carson City County Nevada.

– Chains required, all except 4WD vehicles with snow tires – on SR-207 from the US-50 junction to the Dagget Pass chain area in Nevada.

– Snow chains or tires required – on SR-28 from US-50 Junction to Crystal Bay, Nevada.

Even light snowfall causes significant travel delays, especially during high traffic periods. NWS forecasters advise making sure you allow extra time to reach your destination. Leave extra space between vehicles as it takes longer to stop on slippery roads. The latest road conditions can be obtained by calling 5 1 1 or by going to

Persistent snow showers are possible until early Wednesday. It will stay cold through the end of the week before the region sees a warming trend next weekend into the following week, according to the National Weather Service.

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