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February 1, 2015

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8 inches of snow reported at Mount Charleston; rain sweeps valley

Rain in the valley and snow on Mount Charleston had people grabbing their umbrellas and shifting into four-wheel drive on Friday.

Snow on the mountain prompted the Regional Transportation Commission to issue a road hazard advisory. People headed to the area are required to use chains or four-wheel drive while on Lee Canyon Road, the RTC said.

The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort reported that the area had received about eight inches of new snow on Friday and that snow had been accumulating at the rate of about an inch an hour.

Meanwhile, a band of rain came across the valley, said Stan Czyzyk of the National Weather Service.

Light rain was expected to fall into the evening, with wind gusts of about

30 mph, the weather service said. Temperatures in the valley were expected to fall into the 30s tonight.

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