Carson City Supervisors Thursday gave Tahoe Western Asphalt a bit more time to solidify their plans to reduce odors from their asphalt plant that drift across the county line into Lyon County – Mound House in particular.
It appeared that Tahoe Western is in the final stages of negotiating with the Nevada Department of Environmental Protection (NDEP) to ensure that the asphalt plant, which gives off an odorous exhaust smoke, more time to install special equipment. The new equipment is supposed to eliminate smoke and odor pollution from drifting across the county line and in to a nearby neighborhood just east of the county line.
Tahoe Western’s attorney said, in so many words, that any kind of pollution that drifts across county lines is usually monitored by a state agency and that they expect NDEP to prescribe and review the effectiveness of the new equipment that Tahoe Western has already agreed to purchase.
Carson City Supervisors laid out a timeline for all the improvements to be installed with a completion date in late October.
Traffic crash at College Parkway and Diamond Avenue. Watch for flaggers and emergency responders.
Crash is a minor rear-ender. No injuries.
Pedestrian Safety Reminder from CCSO Sgt. Mike Cullen
The Carson City Sheriffs Office will be joining forces with other law enforcement agencies statewide focusing on pedestrian safety June 5th through June 21st. We are in our summer weather patterns and everyone is anxious to get outside and enjoy it. If you are driving or walking here are some tips to keep in mind.
Whenever possible, walk on the sidewalk; if no sidewalk is available, walk facing traffic
Cross streets at crosswalks
Look left, right and left again before crossing the street, making eye contact with drivers of oncoming vehicles to make sure they see you
Stay alert – avoid cell phone use while walking
Avoid alcohol and drug impairment when walking
Wear bright and/or reflective clothing, and use a flashlight at night
Children should cross the street with an adult
Watch for pedestrians and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, it’s a good idea to make eye contact, let them know you see them
Never pass vehicles stopped at crosswalks
Do not drive under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
Distracted driving can be just as bad, texting can wait
Please be careful out there and have a great summer.
CCSO Sgt. Mike Cullen
12n – Report of a natural gas leak at 4333 East Highway 50 (between Fairview and Sherman). Watch for emergency vehicles. A natural gas line has been damaged. Caution in the area.
12;05pm Appears to be caused by NV Energy crews erecting a new power pole.