Rare Snow Blankets Vegas Strip

Schoolkids get first snow day in 30 years as traffic snarls
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 18, 2008 4:13 AM CST

(Newser) – The heaviest snowfall in nearly 30 years has left the Vegas Strip looking like a winter wonderland, the Las Vegas Sun reports. Local schoolkids are getting their first snow day since 1979. Traffic is snarled across the city as the weather stuns snow-novice drivers, and strands hundreds of tourists in the snowy desert.