LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Inches upon inches of snow fell on Mount Charleston, creating an unanticipated traffic headache for locals enjoying the first sight of snow of the season.
"We can come here and experience the snow, I feel like it gets all the different seasons that we don’t normally in the valley," said Tabitha Thompson.
13 Action News saw folks along Kyle Canyon Road trying to get their cars out of the snow.
However, drivers said they weren’t prepared for a lot of snow on Mount Charleston and Nevada Highway Patrol was out in full force monitoring the roads.
Troopers were blocking Kyle Canyon Road heading up the mountain, not allowing vehicles to pass unless they had snow chains or four-wheel drive.
NHP said around 1 p.m. conditions worsened as some visitors were stuck at the Mount Charleston Lodge because their vehicles couldn't push out of the snow.
“Every year this happens where people get stuck on the roadways, emergency vehicles can’t get through to any emergencies that are going on. So, enjoy the mountain, but you’re going to need four-wheel drive and snow tires,” said Jason Buratczuk, of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
NHP also said to come prepared this weekend if planning to visit Mount Charleston.