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Chains Required

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Courtesy of: NDOT

A list of chain controls in effect in our area.

Wednesday, November 21st, 2018, 6:38 PM PST

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018, 9:44 AM PST

The Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) reports chains are still required for all vehicles except 4-wheel drive with snow tires on Mt. Rose Highway from Fairview Boulevard to Bulls Eye in Nevada.

They said chains are also required on Kingsbury Grade from the US 50 junction to Dagget Pass.

Caltrans reports the roads are closed on SR 89 from the junction of US 395 to the SR 4 junction due to snow. It's also closed on SR 89 from the Lassen Volcanic National Park southern boundary to the SR 44 junction.

Caltrans says chains are required on SR 89 from the Picketts Junction to south of the US 50 junction at Luther Pass. Chains are also required on SR 89 from Bliss State Park to north of the US 50 junction.

To stay up to date on road conditions in Nevada, click here.

To look up road conditions for travel into California, click here.

Nevada travel alerts in advance of winter driving

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NDOT reminds motorists to sign up for 511- Nevada travel alerts in advance of winter driving

CARSON CITY — With winter driving coming in the months ahead, the Nevada Department of Transportation is encouraging drivers to sign up for e-mail and text alerts for their own frequently-traveled state routes.

Launched in 2006, the 511 Nevada Travel Info service allows motorists to dial 511 toll-free, 24 hours a day or log onto nvroads.com for automated state road conditions, online traffic cameras, roadway weather information, scheduled event road closures, construction updates and more.

Out-of-state callers can dial 1-877-NV-ROADS to receive the same information. With Nevada law prohibiting the use of handheld devices while behind the wheel, NDOT asks motorists to dial or log on before driving.

The system’s “MY511NV” feature allows drivers to sign up to receive text or e-mail messages regarding roadway chain requirements, weather, incidents, events and construction on their most-traveled routes. To sign up, users simply log onto nvroads.com, select the “My511 NV” link and register to receive customized reports for state roads of their choice. The alerts are free, excluding text message fees imposed by individual phone carriers.

Since debuting in 2006, the 511 service has received more than four million calls. The corresponding nvroads.com website is also widely used, with approximately two and a half million individual users since 2013.

The service is funded in part by revenues from NDOT’s roadside logo sign program.

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