Road conditions deteriorate in Reno due to snow
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Driving conditions continue to deteriorate in the greater Reno area as snow falls throughout the region.
As of 11:30 Tuesday morning, the National Weather Service is reporting at least 3.5 inches of snow in downtown Reno, 6 inches in Lemmon Valley, and 5 inches in Spanish Springs and Cold Springs.
Meteorologist David Myrick says there hasn't been a lot of snowfall yet in the Lake Tahoe Basin.
"Snowfall rates will begin to increase over the Tahoe Basin and down through Carson City and Minden and those areas. At the same time, we're expecting the snow to gradually turn to snow showers through the Reno/Sparks area as we move into this afternoon."
Myrick suggests shoveling snow in driveways and on sidewalks this afternoon before the temperatures drop tonight to avoid ice.
"Temperatures are going to turn much, much colder for the rest of the week. We're expecting high temperatures in the upper twenties to near thirty degrees across western Nevada valleys and then overnight lows in the single digits."
Due to the snow, Washoe County schools are closing an hour early Tuesday.