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UPDATE: Nevada Highway Patrol responds to 169 crashes on rainy day

Posted at 5:23 AM, Dec 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-23 19:15:09-05

UPDATE: The Nevada Highway Patrol says that it responded to 169 crashes on Dec. 22. NHP says that it usually responds to 30 to 50 crashes per day when the roads are dry. On Dec. 22, they responded to 110 property damage crashes, 44 injury crashes, and 15 hit-and-run crashes. No serious injuries were reported.


The rain Thursday led to many crashes on the roadways, localized flooding and a swift water rescue.

Clark County firefighters conducted a swift water rescue near Flamingo Road and Swenson Street Thursday evening. The man was rescued from the wash after it had rained much of the day.

Firefighters said it was a difficult swift water rescue since the man was fighting their attempts to pull him out of the wash. A firefighter eventually was able to get the man out of the water.

The man was on a ladder for several minutes before firefighters and police were able to convince him to climb over. He has since been taken to the hospital.

Throughout the day, the rain resulted in dozens of crashes reported around the valley, including U.S. 95, Interstate 15 and the 215. The crashes resulted in several traffic delays.

In addition, there were approximately 3,200 customers without power at one point. Power was restored to all but a handful of customers by 7:45 a.m.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates or watch 13 Action News for the latest traffic and weather info.