posted on Nov, 28 2004 @ 02:51 PM
A winter snowstorm has grounded thousands of holiday travellers in the Reno/Tahoe area of Nevada since Saturday. The storm which dumped 18 inches of
snow in the area not only halted air traffic but severely disrupted motorists creating a ripple effect which is being felt today, the busiest travel
day of the year.
Sixty-nine flights at the airport were canceled or delayed during a seven-hour period Saturday after a malfunction in equipment used to guide pilots
when visibility is poor, spokesman Brian Kulpin said.
The instrument landing system is maintained and operated by the Federal Aviation Administration, which fixed the problem after the storm had left up
to 6 inches of snow in Reno.
The storm knocked down electrical lines in several Northern California counties and left nearly 11,000 customers without power, including 6,700 in
Oakland and Berkeley, and 2,100 in Carmel. Sierra Pacific Power Co. officials reported small, scattered outages affecting hundreds of customers in the
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With everyone trying to return home for work or school tomorrow hopefully after a stress free holiday, winter storm woes are unfortunately an
unpredictable factor and a major stress contributer for many today. Unfortunately the storm may have been a factor in today's crash of a small plane
in Colorado in which three of the six passengers onboard died.