All Douglas County Schools Cancelled Monday

Posted By on January 21, 2017

Staff Reports · 3 min read

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — 7 a.m. Monday update — The heaviest snow in Carson Valley fell Sunday evening, leaving several inches on the ground in the Ranchos.

Douglas County School District announced just prior to 7 a.m. that all district schools were closed for Monday due to poor road conditions on the outskirts of the Valley and icy roads in town. The district had previously planned a two-hour delay for Valley schools before issuing the full snow day.

All school activities, including athletic practices, are cancelled for Monday, along with Kids Club and Boys & Girls Club cancelled.

As of 7 a.m. Monday, chain or snow tire controls were in place on Highway 395 south of Gardnerville to the Nevada state line and north of Stephanie Way to the base of Indian Hills. The same controls were in place on Kingsbury Grade and on Highway 50 over Spooner Summit.

Temperatures were running below freezing at 29 degrees Monday morning, with a 50 percent chance of continued snow showers in the forecast during the day with less than half an inch of snow expected. Look for a high of 33 degrees during daytime hours.

Most of the rest of the week should be more or less clear and cold, with daytime highs hovering around in the mid-30s.

Areas surrounding the Valley, including Topaz Ranch Estates and over the Carson Range, got considerably more snow throughout the day Sunday, where the Valley saw mostly rain through the majority of the storm.

The National Weather Service called off its Winter Storm Warning Sunday afternoon, downgrading snow projections to 2-5 inches overnight, down from an earlier projection of 5-8 inches and an initial projection of 14-18 inches.

Much of the Winter Storm Warning Sunday morning in Carson Valley amounted to rain, erasing what snow accumulated Saturday night.

Reports around the Valley earlier Sunday morning were between half an inch to 3 inches of accumulation overnight before rain settled in.

NV Energy reported 152 customers in Stateline were without power from Saturday morning to earlier Sunday morning due to a transformer problem. Power was restored before 8 a.m. Sunday.

2 p.m., Saturday