Traffic Stalls After Blowing Snow Causes Pileup in Washoe Valley

US 395 was closed to traffic in Washoe Valley, Nevada, on December 26, as blowing snow reduced visibility and caused several collisions, officials said.

Truckee Meadows Fire and Rescue said its crews responded to two separate pileups on 395 near Bowers Ext. on the morning of December 26. Approximately six people were transported to the hospital, the emergency service said.

The National Weather Service (NWS) in Reno warned of blowing snow and the possibility of near zero visibility in some parts as a winter storm continued to impact the state. The NWS issued a warning for potential gusts of up to 50 to 60 mph across far western Nevada and through the Sierra and gusts “easily over 100 mph” forecast on the mountain ridges.

This video was filmed by local resident Britney Marie Bishow, who said it was captured in heavy blowing snow on 395 near Carson City. Credit: Britney Marie Bishow via Storyful

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