Ask Joe: Why are there no chain control checkpoints on Mt. Rose Highway? - By NBC News 4
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The Truckee Meadows continues to grow but Public Safety employee numbers remain stagnant.
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Monday, March 19th 2018
So it's important to pay attention to those advisories and the signs that are posted at the bottom of the highway.So it's important to pay attention to those advisories and the signs that are posted at the bottom of the highway.
McLaughlin says last Friday, March 16th, a big rig truck got stuck at the top of the Mount Rose Summit because the driver ignored the chain control signs. So that was one mess they had to deal with as a result.
It does seem like that is the type of thing that can be prevented with a stationary checkpoint but at this point neither NDOT nor the Highway Patrol say they have enough people to make that happen. So until that changes it's up to drivers to follow the rules so that you don't get stuck or cause an accident.