January 7, 2017 – There are indications that an avalanche may occur in the Third Creek drainage and in the avalanche path adjacent to Third Creek to the south. Flowing debris from this anticipated avalanche(s) are expected to remain confined to the gullies and not affect homes or streets. However, the air blast (a cushion of air pushed ahead of the debris flow) from such an event could rattle windows and affect pedestrians and vehicles in the immediate areas of the avalanche paths.

Backcountry travel is not advised at this time.

If you live in the Apollo Way, Jennifer Street, Lunar Court or Mercury Court neighborhood area, you may have received a reverse 911 call made by Washoe County Emergency Management advising you of this situation yesterday evening.

The North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District (NLTFPD), United States Forest Service (USFS) and Washoe County Emergency Management encourage all to sign up for regional alerts to ensure you are informed of emergency events occurring in the region. Please visit www.readywashoe.com to register and for more information on emergency preparedness.