Road conditions

Winter driving conditions (shown in yellow) were affecting all highways in the Elko area Monday morning. Chains or snow tires were through Secret Pass (shown in pink).

ELKO – More vehicle accidents were reported Sunday after a snowstorm left roads slippery and dangerous.

Winter driving conditions were reported on Elko County highways Monday morning, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation, with the exception of U.S. 93 north of Thousand Springs and Interstate 80 east of Pequop Summit. Chains or snow tires were required through Secret Pass.

A vehicle was blocking one of the westbound lanes in the Carlin Tunnel after 10 p.m. Sunday, according to dispatch scanner reports. Then, after 1 a.m. Monday, a rollover was reported on westbound I-80 at Carlin.

Two injury-accidents were reported Sunday morning. The Nevada Highway Patrol reported accidents around 9:30 a.m. on Lamoille Highway at the Jiggs Highway intersection, and around 10:30 a.m. on Interstate 80 near the Hunter exit.

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Other accidents were reported Sunday afternoon near Wells, on both I-80 and U.S. 93.

The National Weather Service reported Elko received 2 inches of snow containing .14 of an inch of water content. Less than an inch of snow fell in Ely and Winnemucca.

The forecast calls for mostly sunny conditions throughout the week, with possible areas of freezing fog Monday night. Highs will be around the freezing mark on Monday and creep up to the lower 40s by the end of the week.


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