Crews and Plows Ready for Winter Weather

Douglas County Crews and Plows Ready for Winter Weather
Posted on 01/26/2021
Douglas County Crews and Plows Ready for Winter WeatherMinden, NV- According to the National Weather Service Weather Forecast Office in Reno, multiple storm warnings have been issued for the Sierras in effect from 10 p.m. tonight, January 26th through Friday, January 29th at 4pm. Residents should be advised that heavy snow and strong winds will be impacting Douglas County at the lake and in the valley during this time. Power outages may occur. Residents should take precautionary preparedness actions. Travel is not advised.

“Be prepared for the possibility you may need to stay home and be advised travel isn’t recommended during this winter storm,” Sheriff Coverley said. “If you are going to be out on the roadways give yourself more travel time, reduce your speeds, increase your distance from other cars and plows, have an emergency car kit with blankets and warm layers, and prepare your vehicle ahead of time.”

Douglas County’s Transportation Engineering Manager, Jon Erb, affirmed the County’s readiness to respond to the incoming winter storm.

“Our Public Works Department stands ready to respond when winter weather hits in order to keep our residents safe,” Jon Erb said. “Our crews are well-trained and our equipment is in great shape, so we are ready a get our roads plowed as quickly as possible, but we are asking for the public’s patience as our crews service multiple miles of County road infrastructure.”

Douglas County has a snow removal policy which determines how and when County roads are plowed. The County works in partnership with the Nevada Department of Transportation, Towns of Gardnerville, Genoa and Minden, and various General Improvement Districts to provide snow removal service around the area. The policy states crews will be sent out at 4 inches of accumulated snow on the roads. For more information on snow removal, please call the Douglas County Public Works Department at (775) 782-9035.

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