DCSO Winter Weather 11.7.22

Douglas County Crews, Plows, and Election Workers Ready for Winter Weather
Posted on 11/07/2022
Douglas County Crews, Plows, and Election Workers Ready for Winter Weather

Minden, Nevada- A winter weather advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service Reno, NV, for the Greater Reno-Carson City- Minden Area- including the town of Gardnerville, in effect from 4 a.m., Tuesday, November 8th through Wednesday, November 9th at 4 am. Residents should be advised that snow and strong winds will be impacting Douglas County at the lake and in the valley during this time. Residents should take precautionary preparedness actions when traveling.

The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office urges everyone to allow extra time on the roadways tomorrow morning in the likely event of snow and slick road conditions.

“If you are going to be out on the roadways give yourself more travel time,” Sheriff Coverley said, “reduce your speeds, increase your distance from other cars and plows, have an emergency car kit with blankets and warm layers, and prepare your vehicle ahead of time.”

Douglas County’s Clerk-Treasurer Amy Burgans affirmed the County’s readiness to assist voters on Election Day.

“Douglas County election staff diligently prepared for the winter weather and have planned for all contingencies,” Amy Burgans said. “The voting centers will remain open and ready to serve our residents from 7:00 am until 7:00 pm.”

Additionally, the Douglas County Public Works Department stands ready to respond when winter weather hits in order to keep our residents safe.  Douglas County Transportation Engineer, Jon Erb said, “Our crews are well-trained and our equipment is in great shape, so we are ready a get our roads plowed as quickly as possible, but we are asking for the public’s patience as our crews service multiple miles of County road infrastructure.”

Douglas County has a snow removal policy that determines how and when County roads are plowed. The County works in partnership with the Nevada Department of Transportation, the Towns of Gardnerville, Genoa, and Minden, and various General Improvement Districts to provide snow removal service around the area. The policy states crews will be sent out at 4 inches of accumulated snow on the roads. For more information on snow removal, please call the Douglas County Public Works Department at (775) 782-9035.

Stay informed by following Douglas County Facebook and Twitter accounts or check the National Weather Service, Reno for updates and advisories.