SNOWSTORM hits Las Vegas valley

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Some Las Vegas neighborhoods are experiencing more than 8 inches of snow during this February winter storm that moved into the valley Wednesday night.

The snow started falling around 6 p.m. and has mostly impacted neighborhoods along the western edge of the valley. However, snow was also reported falling on the Las Vegas Strip.

The Anthem neighborhood in Henderson has received about 2 to 4 inches of snow but in Summerlin some areas have received as much as 8 inches.

All Clark County schools remained open today.

SLIDESHOW: Snow blankets parts of the Las Vegas Valley

The Red Rock Scenic Loop is currently closed. That area has received 8 to 12 inches.

State Routes 156, 157 and 158 on Mount Charleston require chains or snow tires. Lee Canyon is reporting 12 inches near the top of the ski lifts. State Route 160 between Pahrump and Las Vegas also requires chains and snow tires. It was closed overnight.

The Las Vegas valley has not seen this much snow since a snowstorm hit the valley in 2008.

There are delays and cancellations at McCarran International Airport for some flights and we have heard from some passengers about issues with de-icing. You are encouraged to check with the airport. 

It is expected to continue snowing and raining throughout the day. Temperatures will drop tonight into the freezing range.

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