Snow blankets mountains following winter storm, impacting Mount Charleston roads

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nearly a foot of fresh snow has blanketed the Spring Mountains and Mount Charleston, which is its highest peak.

If you are planning to drive up to Mount Charleston, chains or 4-wheel drive with snow tires are required to drive on SR 156, 157, and 158.

The weather also impacted U.S. 95 north of Las Vegas on Wednesday morning. Ice on the road caused the highway to be closed in both directions at Mile Marker 102, about 47 miles north of Beatty. The Nye County Sheriffs Office posted this photo on its Twitter account. The highway reopened later in the morning.

Traffic backup on U.S. 95 due to closure. (Credit: Twitter/Nyesheriff)

Lee Canyon Ski & Snowboard Resort is reporting a morning temperature of 13 degrees with a high temperature later in the day of 32 degrees.

The resort sent out a video Tuesday during the storm to show the accumulation of snow at the resort.

Low temperatures will drop to near freezing every night this week.

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