LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Gusts of wind, rain and snow were causing disruptions while blowing around the Las Vegas valley Tuesday.
A ground stop was in effect at the Las Vegas airport until 2:45 p.m. due to windy conditions, according to the FAA. Arrivals were delayed by at least an average of 15 minutes and departures were delayed by at least 30 minutes earlier in the afternoon. One of the highest wind gusts recorded so far was 53 mph at Harry Reid International Airport.
The highest wind gust at 60 mph was recorded at North Las Vegas Airport and gusts in the high 40s and low 50s have been recorded at Nellis Air Force Base, north Henderson, and in north Pahrump Valley.
Power outages were scattered around the valley and at one time impacted more than 15,000 NVEnergy customers. At 1 p.m., 7,300 customers were still without power. By 4:15 p.m., about 1,100 customers were out of power. The most customers impacted areas were along East Sahara Avenue and East Charleston Boulevard as well as North Las Vegas.
There was also a crash reported around 11:18 a.m. involving an overturned semi-tractor trailer on northbound I-15 on Lamb Boulevard that was impacting traffic. The truck was blocking the left lanes into the early afternoon.
A mix of snow and rain is reported in the northwest Las Vegas valley. Residents have reached out to tell 8 News Now it’s snowing in Centennial Hills and Summerlin neighborhoods.
The video below was shot by reporter Sasha Loftis in Skye Canyon.
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This video is from a resident in Redpoint, Summerlin.
A cold front is moving into the valley from the northwest and headed toward the south/southeast. Winds could reach 50 mph in some parts of the valley.
The video below was shot by a Summerlin resident near Lake Mead Blvd. and Rampart.
A wind advisory is in effect for southern Nevada until 10 a.m. Wednesday with strong chilly winds out of the north, according to the National Weather Service in Las Vegas. There is also around a 30% chance of a mix of rain and snow that will accompany the rush of colder air that is pushed into the valley by the advancing cold front. The valley temperatures will drop in the afternoon and could cause wind chills in the 20s overnight.
The RTC has put out a winter storm alert for US 95 to Mount Charleston. It states drivers should expect delays.
Strong winds are being reported along I-15 in San Bernadino County near Barstow. A high wind warning is in effect for San Bernadina County near Primm past Barstow along the I-15 and I-40 until 10 p.m. Drivers on those freeways should exercise caution.