Police Observing the Truckee River and More Wintry Weather Is Expected
By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 4, 2023 6:53 am
RENO, Nev. (775 Times, NV Globe) – During the first month of 2023, winter storms have an impact on people of northern Nevada in many different ways.
In order to promote river safety before a storm hits on December 31, 2022, the Sparks Police HOPE Team (Homeless Outreach and Proactive Engagement Team) has placed warnings of impending flooding across the Truckee River and other flood-prone locations of the city.
Additionally, HOPE Officers spoke with neighborhood members who were not under cover and informed them of the possibly hazardous river conditions.
These alerts caused numerous homeless persons to decide to leave the affected region.
Both the location of warming shelters and the possibility of floods were announced.
The Sparks Police Department would like to warn the public of the risks of being close to the Truckee River and flood-prone regions during winter storms given the sustained active weather patterns predicted for the Truckee Meadows over the coming week.
HOPE police will continue to keep an eye on the Truckee River corridor and other flood-prone parts of the city as another storm approaches and will offer aid as required.
A winter weather advisory will be in effect starting at 7 a.m. till Wednesday at 4 a.m. This covers the mountain ranges and foothills of western Nevada on Friday for the pink areas on the map (in the story below).
The Greater Reno-Tahoe area is expected to see a significant rain and snow storm from Wednesday evening through Thursday night, according to the Reno National Weather Service (NWS).
Crews from the City of Reno are working around the clock to be ready for the next storms while continuing to monitor the weather conditions.
The Roadways crew has so far plowed or sprayed a salt/sand mix to 6,612 kilometers of City streets, a task that took 36 workers little over 1,250 hours to complete.
Priority 3 roadways are now being plowed by the staff.
The most recent list of priority streets is available per route.
The City will post frequent updates at Reno.gov/Snow and on Twitter.
For those who are still without power, a warming center is open at the Peppermill in the Roma Room.
At higher elevations like Virginia City, Gold Hill, and Virginia City Highlands, considerable snowfall is predicted for this week.
The Virginia City warming facility is still accessible to locals. The center is housed in the modest structure to C Street’s south of the fire station. Bring water, food, and chargers for your cell phone.
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