Gusty winds tonight a cause for icy slick roads |

Gusty winds tonight a cause for icy slick roads

Jeff Munson

Although a lake wind advisory isn’t set to take effect until midnight tonight, high winds and blowing snow have made for hazardous, slick driving conditions along mountain passes such as Spooner Summit and Kingsbury Grade.

Please drive with extreme caution and watch for black ice, especially along turns and switchbacks.

The forecast tonight is for mainly clear skies with a low of 13 degrees, but with strong winds. The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a lake wind advisory from midnight tonight until noon Tuesday.

Northeast to east winds of 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph will cause rough chop on Lake Tahoe tonight into Tuesday morning, according to the weather service.

Small boats will be prone to capsizing and should remain off lake waters until conditions improve. Boats docked on the West Shore of Lake Tahoe should be anchored securely or moved inland due to the potential for strong east winds, according to the weather service.

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