Emergency alert: Douglas County Sheriff’s Office advises motorists to avoid travel | Carson City Nevada News

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An emergency alert was sent via cell phones and televisions Saturday night advising motorists not to travel through Douglas County.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office is asking drivers to stay off the road in unnecessary and non-urgent situations because of the snowstorm.

The DCSO said it was responding to a number of traffic accidents and stranded drivers Saturday evening.

According to a news release from the county, snow and mud that fell on roads throughout the day has led to traction problems for drivers. State Route 207 Kingsbury Grade was closed Saturday evening due to road conditions on the west side of Daggett Summit on Lake Tahoe.

The National Weather Service advises that as temperatures continue to drop, ice may form under the thin layer of snow on roads. In addition to dangerous driving conditions, there may be an uptick in handicapped drivers following the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

Get up-to-date road conditions, including winter road closures and incidents, by dialing 511, logging on to, or using the Nevada 511 app before you drive. Douglas County also has a web page designated for county road closures and weather-related issues affecting Douglas County.

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