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February 27, 2012
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Mt. Rose Highway re-opens after avalanche control measures

INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. — Officials have re-opened the Mt. Rose Highway to through traffic from Reno to Lake Tahoe after it was closed for about 2 hours Monday for avalanche control, according to police scanner traffic.

Snow continues to fall heavily in the Sierra, and it's expected to keep falling into the early evening.

While Highway 431 is open, current road conditions are still very dangerous. Snow tire and/or chain restrictions are in place along all major highways. For up-to-the-moment conditions, visit

According to the Sierra Avalanche Center, the danger for a slide is marked at “Considerable,” No. 3 on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being most dangerous. Follow updates at

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 27, 2012 05:30PM Published Feb 27, 2012 04:45PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.