Icy roads cause dozens of wrecks around Reno-Tahoe

Feb 3, 2014 1:12 PM

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Highway Patrol and Reno police responded to dozens of accidents on icy roads in the area, including a half dozen in a 20-minute span during the morning commute that forced traffic to be rerouted around a stretch of I-580 near the Mount Rose Highway.

Another four inches of snow fell in the Sierra around Lake Tahoe and a combination of sleet and snow made for Reno's dangerous road conditions beginning Sunday evening when authorities responded to more than 30 accidents.

Another dozen were reported Monday morning, including a collision between a fire truck and an SUV on I-580 south of Reno.

No serious injuries were reported.

I-580 traffic was rerouted to U.S. Highway 395 from Mount Rose to the Bowers Mansion at the north end of Washoe Valley.

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