School district calls a snow day
Staff reportsAll schools in the Tahoe Truckee Unified School District were closed Tuesday morning due to an expected strong winter storm.District officials sited Caltrans reports of eight to 10 inches of snow between 3 a.m. and 3 p.m. at 5,700 feet and severe winter driving conditions as reasons for calling a snow day.When deciding whether to cancel classes, the school district transportation department looks at road conditions, temperature, wind, amount of snow and snow level. They also consider the conditions going to school in the morning and from school in the afternoon.During the winter season school closure information on snowy days can be accessed at various locations online, on the radio and on television. The school district maintains two hotlines for snow day information. The primary number in Truckee is 582-2510. The alternative number located in Tahoe City is 581-7020. The messages are updated by 5 a.m. on snowy days. The school district also maintains a Web site which is also updated by 5 a.m. Snow day information can be accessed at http://www.ttusd.org/snow.htm .The following radio and TV stations are notified only if school is closed. However, the district cannot guarantee when, or if, the stations will broadcast the information. The school district notifies the following radio stations in Reno: KRLT, KOWL, KWNZ, KODS, KLCA, KRNO, KPLY, KBBA, KZTQ, KBUL, KNEV, KOH, KWYL, KOZZ, KDOT, KUUB and KHIT. The district also notifies the following television stations: KOLO ABC channel 8 in Reno, KRNV NBC channel 4 in Reno, KTVN CBS channel 2 in Reno and KCRA NBC channel 3 in Sacramento. The actual channel number might be different on individual stations.
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