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Interstate 80

Interstate 80 east of Wells shortly before dawn Saturday morning.


ELKO – Hazardous travel conditions were reported on most northeastern Nevada highways on Saturday morning as a winter storm warning continued until noon.

“A major winter storm continues to impact the region and will persist through at least Saturday night,” said a statement posted early Saturday morning by the National Weather Service. “The cold front is moving slowly southeast and will affect White Pine and northern Nye Counties later than others. Dangerous travel is possible in blowing and drifting snow and strong winds.”

Chains or snow tires were required on Lamoille Highway, Mountain City and Tuscarora highways, Secret Pass Road, the Montello Highway, a portion of U.S. 93 north of Wells, Interstate 80 between Deeth and Wells, and I-80 over the Pequop Summit.

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Travel conditions were even more hazardous in western Nevada, with chain requirements posted for many roads. The UNR campus was reopened, however, with regular classes schedules on Saturday.

The storm warning ends at noon Saturday but there will be a continued chance of snow showers into Sunday, according to the weather service.

Clear to partly cloudy conditions are predicted next week, with highs climbing into the 40s by Thursday.


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