Fireworks postponed until Monday
August 31, 2008
Weather permitting, there should be fireworks in the air Monday night.
That’s the word from the Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority after it made a decision early today to postpone the show set for tonight because of dangerous wind conditions.
If the weather remains calm enough, the Labor Day Fireworks Extravaganza will take place at 8:30 p.m. Monday, officials said. Music for the show will be simulcast on local radio stations KRLT-FM 93.9 and KOWL-AM 1490.
With wind speeds between 25 and 35 mph on the water and gusts up to 70 mph on mountain ridges, the fireworks show would have been too risky to pull off, said Sue Barton, deputy director of the LTVA.
This may be the last Labor Day fireworks display at the South Shore. The contract with Pryro Spectaculars Inc. expires this year and will be up for review.
Activities around the South Shore during the Labor Day weekend have waned over the years mainly because of school schedules that have changed with districts across California and Nevada.