Heavy downpour results in flooding, stranded cars
10 cars stalled near Grand Teton/Buffalo Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Cars were flooded across the Northwest valley as a result of Saturday night's rain and a portion of the northern beltway had to be shut down as crews rescued a driver.
That woman was on top of her flooded car when Nevada Highway Patrol troopers arrived to rescue her during the storm, which was right after NHP closed the beltway entirely because of dangerous driving conditions.
When our cameras arrived there were still cars stuck in that water and flares had been placed in front of the North Jones on-ramp in both directions, letting drivers know the beltway was closed.
Flooding was also a problem in other parts of the northwest valley. Pictures sent to us from a viewer show cars traversing the high waters as they splash through the intersection of Tenaya and Farm.
Just a little further down the road at Buffalo and Grand Teton, many of those cars also found themselves stuck. Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responded to calls of about 10 cars stalled in that intersection.
“There was a whole rescue effort going on because there were other cars that were apparently stuck,” said Kahina Parrish, who lives on Grand Teton. “We're kind of at the bottom here, so all the water rushes down.”
Despite the numerous flooded cars, there were no injuries to report and all closed roads were expected to re-open by the end of the day.