Las Vegas experiences rare snow fall

Posted at 6:32 AM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 06:32:46-05

LAS VEGAS — (KSNV/NBC) - Residents of Las Vegas woke up Monday morning to something they don't normally don’t see -- a blanket of snow covering the desert city.

A rare snowfall came to the city streets, covering lawns and roads and making for traffic nightmares.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported that interstate 15 was closed Monday morning from the south end of the valley to the California border due to a number of crashes.

This is first accumulation of measurable snow in the valley in a decade.

And there's more snow in the forecast!

In addition to the inch or two that fell Monday morning, a winter storm warning is calling for another one to three inches later in the week.

Courtesy KSNV via NBC News Channel