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Reno and Other Northern Nevada Cities Open Warming Centers

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, January 1, 2023 7:22 pm

NEVADA – As the region continues to experience chilly weather, Washoe County Emergency Management is opening a County-managed and Red Cross-supported warming station at the Reno-Sparks Convention Center situated at 4590 S Virginia St. in Reno for residents without electricity.

While NV Energy aims to restore power to a substantial percentage of customers by the end of today, full restoration could take until Tuesday, January 3.

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center’s warming center will open tonight at 6 p.m.

Canteen amenities such as coffee, tea, water, and snacks will be provided, as well as charging stations for cell phones and other devices. Washoe County Regional Animal Services is also giving water and kennels for any pets who need to warm up.

The Convention Center will be open as a warming center until January 3 at 6 p.m.

Furthermore, The Row and Peppermill Reno are offering lower rates with no resort fee to people who are without electricity. To enjoy the special pricing at The Row, enter the booking code “SNOW23” and “HSNO” at the Peppermill. Prepare to display your local ID.

Residents who have heat are asked to stay put. Check on relatives, friends, and neighbors, especially if they are old or if you suspect their power is off. Those who lack power might consider staying with friends or relatives if the option is available.

While teams continue to work around the clock to clear snow and debris off the roads, emergency management advise keeping off the road if at all possible. If you must travel, call 511 or go to nvroads.com to check Nevada state road conditions before you go.

Douglas County

On January 1, 2023, the Douglas County Community and Senior Center, 1329 Waterloo Lane, Gardnerville, Nevada, 89410, will open an emergency warming shelter for Douglas County citizens.

The senior section of the shelter will stay open till further notice. Another set of storms is expected to pound the area later this week. Many residents are still without electricity, and cold conditions are forecast.

To reach the community center, dial (775) 782-5500.

A Douglas County identity card is required for anyone wishing to stay at the shelter.

Plan to carry clothing, medication, toiletries, baby food, formula, diapers, and so on. When pets arrive, they will be directed to the animal shelter, and Animal Control will arrange for pick-up.

Visit their website for additional information on how Douglas County is dealing with the storm’s present effects.

Lyon County

Due to the continuous power outages, Lyon County has established a warming shelter at the Dayton Senior Center, 320 Old Dayton Valley Rd, Dayton, NV 89403.

Residents of Lyon County who require assistance with supportive medical equipment as a result of the power outage are welcome to visit the warming shelter.

The warming station will be operational until NV Energy restores power to the neighborhood.

Storey County

Storey County has established a warming center on C Street near the Virginia City Fire Station. The facility is located in a small building on the south side of the Fire Station and features a cell phone charging station. Please bring water, snacks, and cell phone chargers.


The Peppermill, while not a warming facility, is giving reduced lodgings to displaced local people in Reno, Sparks, Carson City, Gardnerville, and Minden through January 5.

Rates for North/West rooms will be $45; Peppermill Tower will be $65; and Tuscany Tower will be $115. Call 866.821.9996 and enter the HSNO code.

The ROW is offering a $60 hotel rate with no resort fees to those in Washoe County who are still without power. Be prepared to present your local identification. Snow23 is the group code.

Credits: 2News

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