Las Vegas: Avalanche has closed MT. Rose Highway

Las Vegas: Avalanche has closed MT. Rose HighwayThe Mount Rose Highway (State Route 431) is closed from Apollo Way in Incline Village all the way to Douglas Fir Dr. in Galena.

They say it is blocking both lanes and the Nevada Department of Transportation is working to clean it up.

A Nevada Highway Patrol (NHP) sergeant confirms the road closed due to “an over-abundance of snow.” He says the large amount of snow was likely because of an avalanche. Spin-outs, snow removal operations and avalanche-prevention operations were on-going before the closure.

The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office and REMSA say they are not currently working any rescue operations in that area.

We have a crew on the way and we will bring you the latest as it becomes available.
No word on when the Mt. Rose highway will re-open.

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