Authorities Respond to Numerous Area Crashes Monday
Even though we didn't get much snow overnight, on Monday morning we had over ten crashes before the sun was even up. Reno Police responded to eight weather-related crashes before 10 a.m.
Even though we didn't get much snow overnight, on Monday morning we had over ten crashes before the sun was even up.
Reno Police responded to eight weather-related crashes before 10 a.m. while the Nevada Highway Patrol responded to 37 crashes before 10 .m. though not all of them were weather-related.
"When we get a small amount of snow like we did, people tend to be a little more confidant. They do not realize the snow/ice are there until it's too late," says Trp. Matt McLaughlin.
Two of the Reno crashes involved injuries, while the other two were unknown injuries.
To help you stay safe this winter drivers should remove all snow and ice off their car windshields. Leave home a bit early and give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination. Also, drive slow and give enough distance between you and the driver in front of you.
Some chains or snow tires are still currently required:
- SR 431 from Slide Meadows to Highway 395
- US-50 in Douglas County
- I-80 in portions of Carlin, Elko, Pershing County and Lander County
Other area road conditions are listed in Nevada, Amador, El Dorado, Sierra and Placer Counties.
For other chain controls that are in effect, click here.
To see a full list of area crashes, click here.