Nevada Highway Patrol

Anh Gray

In a state of emergency, first responders and doctors are the ones on the scene to provide help. Earlier this week, the Reno-Sparks Tribal Health Center held a drill to train providers for a potential crisis. Reno Public Radio’s Anh Gray has the details.

In this particular drill, the Tribal Health Center simulated a flu pandemic. Stacey Montooth with the Reno-Sparks Indian Colony says this training helps providers prepare for variety of emergencies.

Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District

Dozens of car accidents have been reported in Reno thanks to a hefty snowfall during the morning commute Thursday.

On Interstate 80, more than 20 vehicles slid off the road, which caused a brief closure of both the east and westbound sides of the highway between Sparks and Fernley. 

While responding to the first few accidents on that stretch of roadway, Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Duncan Dauber's own patrol car was struck from behind. He says speed was to blame and will remain his top concern for the rest of this storm.