AT AN ELEVATION OF 4,700 FEET and sheltered by the Carson Range of the Sierra Nevada to the west and the Pinenut Mountains to the east, the broad Carson Valley enjoys relatively mild winters among its four distinct seasons.
Travelers should be aware that travel conditions in the surrounding area can change quickly. Check below for the most current conditions and what is in the forecast.
Traveler information: Depending on your starting point, check the status of Highways 50, 88, 89, 395, 580, and Interstate 80.
The Nevada Department of Transportation enacted a change on certain Tahoe-area highways in 2018 which will now require any vehicle traveling without tire chains during winter chain restrictions to be four-wheel or all-wheel drive with snow tires.
All vehicle types with chain or snow tires were previously allowed during chain requirements. Under the new requirement, only four-wheel or all-wheel vehicles with snow tires and all vehicles with approved tire chains will be allowed when chain requirements are in place on the following state roads:
State Route 431 (Mt. Rose Highway)
State Route 207 (Kingsbury Grade)
U.S. 50- between Glenbrook and Carson City
Tire and chain requirements will not change on other highway corridors. The revised chain requirements will also be reflected on the nvroads.com road conditions website.