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Tahoe To Carson Valley Highway Reopens After Rockslides

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(AP) - A Nevada highway connecting Lake Tahoe to the Carson Valley south of Carson City has now reopened after rockslides with boulders as big as 4-feet tall fell this week.

The Nevada Department of Transportation reopened the Kingsbury Grade, State Route 207, late Saturday afternoon.

It was shut down a day earlier because the slide sent rocks, mud and loose trees onto the mountain highway west of Genoa.

Officials said one slope on the Kingsbury Grade slid about a foot in a 24-hour period.

Crews have cleaned up the area, removing loose boulders, trees and soil to reduce the risk of it falling down on cars.

But transportation officials are still warning drivers to be careful, as the wet weather in northern Nevada continues to pose a risk to the roads.

(AP) - A Nevada highway connecting Lake Tahoe to the Carson Valley south of Carson City has been closed indefinitely due to rockslides with boulders as big as 4-feet tall.

State transportation workers closed the Kingsbury Grade, State Route 207, early Friday afternoon after the slide sent rocks, mud and loose trees onto the mountain highway west of Genoa.

Nevada Department of Transportation spokeswoman Meg Ragonese says crews clearing the road determined the slope along the road slid approximately a foot the past 24 hours, posing an ongoing threat to motorists. She says the road will remain closed until the "imminent rock-fall danger" can be addressed.

The highway remains open on the Tahoe side of the mountain, from Stateline to the summit of Kingsbury Grade.