It may be the middle of summer but already the airport is already getting ready for wintry conditions.
Monday, airport officials unveiled their new 30,000 square foot building that will help house almost two-dozen pieces of snow-removal equipment and extend the life of that equipment. It also features 21 roll up doors - which will help reduce response time.
And because the building is heated that will reduce wear and tear on the snow plows and other equipment. "These pieces of equipment which individually cost in excess of a $1 million each will not deteriorate in the weather as has been currently happening," says Krys Bart, President & CEO of the Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority.
The more than $6 building was finished under budget using almost entirely local contractors.
The airport say being able to keep runways clear of snow and ice every day of the year will help boost the airport's impact on the local economy.