The Latest: 60 mph winds topple 2 trucks south of Reno
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on another big winter storm blowing into the Sierra Nevada and Lake Tahoe (all times local):
Strong, gusty winds toppled two trucks on U.S. Interstate 580 south of Reno as another big winter storm started to make its way into the Sierra Nevada.
The Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District responded to reports of two truck trailers overturned at about 11 a.m. Monday along the side of the highway in the Washoe Valley about 6 miles (10 kilometers) north of Carson City where winds were gusting up to 60 mph (100 kph).
The Nevada Department of Transportation closed the highway to all trucks taller than 9 feet (2.7 meters).
The National Weather Service reported sustained winds of 30 mph (50 kph) Monday morning at Reno-Tahoe International Airport, with gusts up to 51 mph (82 kph).
Another big winter storm is headed for the Sierra Nevada, with as much as 8 feet (3 meters) of snow possible in the upper elevations around Lake Tahoe over the next three days.
The National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning Monday for the area through Thursday morning.
The forecast calls for winds gusting as high as 60 mph (100 kph) with gusts in excess of 140 mph (225 kph) over ridgetops. The service says periods of white-out conditions are likely.
Two to 4 feet (60 to 120 centimeters) of snow is expected to accumulate over the three days, with 4 to 8 feet (1.5 to 3 meters) possible above 7,000 feet (2,100 meters).
A winter weather advisory goes into effect Monday night stretching from 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Tahoe to 100 miles north of Reno.