Good Morning, Carson Valley: June 29

Posted By on June 29, 2015

by Joey Crandall,

GARDNERVILLE, Nev., June 29, 2015 — Highway 395 was closed for more than six hours Sunday afternoon while emergency crews tended to a fatal three-vehicle traffic accident south of Gardnerville near Pine View Estates. One was confirmed dead in the crash while two others were taken via helicopter to Renown in Reno.

We have a note in with Nevada Highway Patrol and hope to have updated details on the accident later this morning.

After a severe lightning storm Saturday night sparked numerous fires around the Valley – all of which were subsequently contained and controlled, the forecasted thunderstorms for Sunday never really materialized.

There is a 20 percent chance of thunderstorms after 11 a.m. today and temperatures are expected to reach 93 degrees with winds in the 10-15 mph range.  The chance of thunderstorms will remain in the forecast throughout the week as temperatures climb toward 100 degrees by Thursday.

The Washington Fire continues to smolder south of Markleeville as crews moved into mop-up mode, bumping up containment to 45 percent Sunday with a burn area of 17,786 acres.

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The final round of Salad Wars starts a bit later this morning and the Douglas baseball team travels to Wooster for a 5 p.m. game.

That’s a full lid for now. Take care out there and have a great day.