- September 07, 2016
(SPARKS, Nev.) – After a collision on Toll Road in south Reno, the Nevada
Department of Agriculture (NDA) officials urge motorists to use extreme
caution when driving in the Virginia Range area. The collision took place late
on Tuesday night and involved two vehicles and three feral horses. The
motorists sustained no injuries, but the accident resulted in two dead horses.
in this area cross roadways in search of feed and water sources especially
during the fall months when forage becomes scarce. Drivers should remain alert
and aware, and be sure to obey all traffic laws, including posted speed limits
in this area. The range includes the areas of Fernley, Dayton, Lockwood, south
Reno, Hidden Valley, Silver Springs, Virginia City and east of Carson City. Extra
caution should be taken at dusk and during the night.
“I can’t stress
enough how important it is to use extreme caution and assume there are animals
on the road,” Flint Wright, administrator for the NDA Animal Industry Division,
said. “We are doing everything we can to keep these animals off the road for
public safety and the safety of the horses.”
report horses near an unfenced road or on a roadway in the Virginia Range area (US395
to 95A and I-80 to Highway 50), please call the horse hotline at (775) 353-3608
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nevada Department of Agriculture
(NDA) promotes a business climate that is fair, economically viable and
encourages a sustainable environment that serves to protect food, fiber and
human health and safety through effective service and education. NDA includes
the divisions of Administration, Animal Industry, Consumer Equitability, Food
and Nutrition and Plant Industry.