Residents and visitors alike shared videos and photos of the snow on social media with varying degrees of amazement and disbelief.
“I’ve gotten 2nd degree burns from a summer seat belt and snow falling on top of me outside in a #LasVegas hotel hot tub,” one person tweeted. “There’s just something about #LasVegassnow.”
“snow in vegas…. when it’s usually 120 degrees burning. yeah I’m hella excitedd!!!!” another tweeted.
The Las Vegas Valley recorded snowfall beginning Sunday evening, resulting in 1 to 2 inches of snow in places including Red Rock Canyon and Anthem Hills. Downtown Las Vegas and McCarran International Airport only recorded a trace amount of snow Monday morning, according to the weather service.
Heavy snow closed state Route 160 in both directions Wednesday evening, Nevada Highway Patrol tweeted, but the roadway reopened two hours later with plows working. Travel along Interstate 15 may become dangerous from Mesquite through Las Vegas to Jean and Primm, the weather service warned.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Winter weather isn’t just battering the eastern US. It’s even snowing in Las Vegas