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Winter Weather Strikes Northern Nevada

A wet, powerful winter storm packing winds gusting up to 80 mph is wreaking havoc across much of northern Nevada from California to Utah.

No injuries have been reported, but Elko County has declared a state of emergency and Sheriff Jim Pitts says dozens of homes have been impacted by flood waters in Montello after an earthen dam burst near the rural town of Montello about 10 miles from the Utah line.

More than 7,000 homes are without power from south of Carson City to north of Reno.

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The storm is expected to bring up to 2 or 3 feet of snow in the upper elevations of the Sierra into Friday. A flood warning remains in effect through Thursday night for most of the Sierra's eastern front.

A stretch of U.S. Highway 50 on the east shore of Lake Tahoe remained closed Thursday due to a rockslide near Cave Rock and more than a foot of water flooded some city streets in South Lake Tahoe, California.