The Latest: 10 000 without power in northern Nevada
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- The Latest on the winter weather in northern Nevada and at Lake Tahoe (all times local):
8: 15 a.m.
A power outage has hit more than 10,000 customers in northern Nevada where a blizzard in the Sierra and continued flooding in some valleys continues to wreak havoc on the region from Lake Tahoe to rural Storey County.
About half of the outages were reported Wednesday morning in the Incline Village area on Tahoe's north shore where more than 3 feet of snow has fallen and the avalanche danger remains high.
About 2,000 homes are without power in south Reno along the Mount Rose Highway in the Arrowcreek area.
A blizzard warning remains in effect at Lake Tahoe and some unexpected rain has prompted more flooding in parts of northern Nevada, including Reno, Sparks and Carson City.
Another half-foot or more of snow is in the forecast Wednesday at Tahoe, where more than 3 feet already has fallen and the avalanche danger remains high.
The National Weather Service says winds gusting to 100 mph over Sierra ridgetops are starting to die down, and the blizzard warning will be downgraded to a winter storm at 10 a.m.
More flooding shut down some city streets overnight in Sparks and southeast Reno. Flooding also was reported in Dayton, Carson City and other parts of Douglas County.
School was canceled for the second day in a row at Incline Village. Classes start two hours late in the rest of Washoe County.