Wind, flooding close Muller, Mottsville lanes in Carson Valley; brief traffic holds on Kingsbury Grade |

Wind, flooding close Muller, Mottsville lanes in Carson Valley; brief traffic holds on Kingsbury Grade

Staff Reports
Genoa Lane near the Settelmeyer silos.
J.T. Humphrey

Minor flooding struck low-lying portions of Aspen Mobile Home Park early Thursday and inundated areas where the Carson River crosses Genoa Lane.

Meanwhile there are brief traffic holds on Kingsbury Grade in order to clear up a minor mud slide. According to Meg Ragonese, Nevada Department of Transportation public information officer, the holds as of 1:15 p.m. were lasting a few minutes, at most. Conditions could change, Ragonese cautioned, but at the moment the holds are lasting “just a few minutes.”

With U.S. 50 closed at Cave Rock due to unsafe condition, Kingsbury Grade currently is the primary route to Carson City and Reno for many at the south end of the Tahoe Basin.

As of Thursday morning in the Carson Valley, Mottsville Lane was closed due to flooding. High winds knocked down power lines along Muller Lane closing that route.

Power lines were also reported down on Marlette Circle in Gardnerville. Electricity was out to 48 Gardnerville and Gardnerville Ranchos homes, according to NVEnergy.

Areas nearest the Carson River in Genoa saw high water after thanks to heavy rain and snow melt.

The area around the River Fork Ranch and Willow Bend saw significant flooding overnight.

There was water over Genoa Lane just east of the bridge.

The river’s East Fork crested around midnight at 14.5 feet at 9:30 p.m., slightly above the 14-foot minor flood stage, according to the U.S. gauge located at the entrance to Carson Valley.

The West Fork crested at 13.53 feet, just below its 14-foot minor flood stage in Woodfords.

Both forks meet just south of Genoa Lane.

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