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By Dennis Romero
For the second time in a week, it was snowing in the Las Vegas area. A winter storm that swept through the southwest on Wednesday cut temperatures and triggered precipitation.
The city of Henderson, southeast of Las Vegas, received one centimeter of snow Wednesday night as temperatures dropped to the low 30s according to the Weather Service.
Up to one and a half inches of snow could be seen on the western edges of the Las Vegas Valley, federal researchers said.
The snow fell to 2,000 feet (2,000 feet), which led to white flurries and a collection of videos and photos social media. A local television reporter tweeted a photo of the beam of the Luxor Hotel illuminating the snowfall on the Strip .
The weather closed State Road 160 between Las Vegas and Pahrump before being reopened with the help of snow plows.
Interstate 15 was slow when the plows were working to clear the area near Primm, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Utility NV Energy reported 2,660 customers were out of power late Wednesday.
Nellis Air Force Base northeast of the strip announced it was closed Thursday due to the weather. "Only key mission staff will report as planned," the base announced on Facebook.
The area was hit with surprising snowfall on Sunday and Monday, prompting the National Weather Service to explain what had happened.