- Associated Press - Monday, March 14, 2016

RENO, Nev. (AP) - The Sierra Avalanche Center says the threat of avalanches remains considerable in the mountains above Lake Tahoe after a weekend storm dumped up to 20 inches of snow on the ridgetops and up to a foot at lake level.

Schools opened two hours late Monday at Incline Village, where 5 inches of new snow was reported for a two-day total of 12 inches.

A high-wind advisory was set to expire at 8 p.m. Monday at Tahoe and at Pyramid Lake northeast of Reno, where gusts up to 45 mph produced waves in excess of 2 feet.

On Sunday, the strong winds toppled a 30-foot box trailer being towed south of Carson City, and likely caused a power outage that affected as many as 7,000 people in Washoe County for several hours.

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