RENO, Nev. (News 4 & Fox 11) — The Nevada Highway Patrol says an abundance of trash and debris has been left behind at the recreational and sledding areas along Mount Rose Highway and State Route 28.
NHP states that areas along those routes become a destination for both locals and tourists alike during the winter months.
The Nevada Department of Transportation recently assisted to remove approximately 650 lbs. of trash and old sleds near the roadside recreation area at the intersection of Highway 50 and State Route 28. Similar debris has been observed in the Sheep Flats meadows area of Mount Rose Highway as well.
NHP and NDOT are advising the community to take care of the recreational areas and remove everything you take to them. Not only does litter make these destinations unsightly and hazardous, but the fines can be up to $1,000. Litter can also pose a traffic safety threat.
Motorists can dial 511 or check nvroads.com before driving for up-to-the-minute road restrictions and conditions.