UPDATE: Mount Rose Highway reopens after avalanche
March 22, 2018
Update: Mount Rose Highway reopens after avalanche
Mount Rose Highway has reopened, according to Nevada Highway Patrol Northern Command.
The patrol tweeted the update just before 6 p.m. Thursday, March 22.
— NHP Northern Command (@NHPNorthern) March 23, 2018
Update: Avalanche closes Mount Rose Highway Thursday morning; no injuries reported
Following an avalanche Thursday morning, Mount Rose Highway will remain closed from the summit to the entrance of Mount Rose Ski Tahoe.
The avalanche occurred on the highway around mile marker 9, according to Matt McLaughlin, Public Information Officer for Nevada Highway Patrol.
One car was allegedly hit in the avalanche, but no injuries were obtained.
McLaughlin says about 8 inches of snow collected in a 10-minute period in some areas, which led to the decision to close the highway indefinitely.
“For motorists, only travel if it's absolutely necessary. Between the rain in the valley and the snow in the mountain passes, it's heavy, wet snow,” said McLaughlin.
Original Post: Avalanche closes Mount Rose Highway Thursday morning
An avalanche closed Mount Rose Highway Thursday morning, March 22.
Rescue crews are working to ensure no cars were trapped in the avalanche, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
This story will be updated as more information is available.