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 www.tahoebonanza.com/roadconditions.
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 www.sierraavalanchecenter.org.