At 9:16 am, Nevada Highway Patrol troopers were dispatched to a single-vehicle rollover accident on Interstate 80 near the westbound Robb Drive off-ramp. The preliminary investigation details indicate that a white 2000 Toyota pickup, driven by a 17-year-old female Reno resident, was traveling west on Interstate 80. She hit some black ice in the far right travel lane and lost control of her vehicle. The Toyota rolled over and came to rest on its top adjacent to the Robb Drive off-ramp. REMSA personnel responded to the accident scene, however the driver did not sustain any injuries. Her father was also contacted and met her at the scene.
Although most highways are clear from snow and ice after the recent storm activity, motorists should expect areas of black ice, especially in shadowed areas, below overpasses and on bridges. Additionally, any melting snow that may run off into the travel lanes taking place during the daytime hours is expected to re-freeze as temperatures drop in the late afternoon. Motorists should be aware of this and expect more areas of black ice, especially on highways in the upper elevations.