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NHP stays busy due to snow
by Tribune Staff
Feb 17, 2011 | 690 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — With falling and blowing snow throughout northern Nevada on Wednesday, troopers from the Nevada Highway Patrol kept busy responding to several calls.

Between 4 and 10 a.m., 19 vehicle accidents were investigated, 17 slides-offs or spin-outs were reported and the Department of Public Safety’s Communications Center fielded 298 phone calls.

Only a couple of the accidents had injuries reported and those were either self-reported or minor in nature. Driving too fast for conditions was the main factor in those events.

With another band of winter-like weather forecast for the region this week, motorists can minimize their chance of an accident by adjusting their driving habits and allowing more commute time.

In an effort to maximize visibility, drivers should remove all snow from the windshield, side mirrors, rear window, both tail lights and rear license plate before driving.

Commuters who see a stranded motorist or other roadway emergency are encouraged to dial *NHP from a cell phone so the closest trooper will be dispatched.

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