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Heavy rain hits parts of Las Vegas, Pahrump on Monday

Flooding closes streets, gov't offices
Posted at 10:33 AM, Jul 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-26 22:25:29-04

Las Vegas in Clark County and Pahrump in Nye County were hit by monsoon storms earlier today.

Several roads were flooded near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area and in Pahrump.

Rain moved back into the Las Vegas valley in the late afternoon.

The National Weather Service issues a Flood Advisory for central Clark County.

5 P.M.
The City of Las Vegas says its employees have been busy cleaning up from Sunday night's storms.

3:30 P.M.
The Regional Transportation Commission says both directions of Rainbow Boulevard are now open at Blue Diamond Road.

1:45 P.M.
Rain starting to move out of Pahrump area.

1:15 P.M.
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Central Inyo County, including Death Valley, until 5:15 p.m. PDT.

1 P.M.
All county offices in Pahrump and Town of Pahrump offices are closed for the remainder of the business day Monday to the public due to heavy flooding at various government facilities and on roadways.

The closure includes the courts.

People are encouraged not to travel and avoid Highway 160, Calvada Boulevard, Dandelion Street, and Homestead Road.

12:35 P.M.
Many flooded streets reported in the Pahrump area. A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for Southern Nye County, including Amargosa Valley and Lathrop Wells, until 3:45 p.m. PDT.

12:10 P.M.
North Rainbow Boulevard is closed in both directions at Blue Diamond Road because of flash flooding.

12 P.M.
The Flash Flood Warning is in effect until 2:45 p.m. for Pahrump area.

11 A.M. Residents of Calico Basin near Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area are having a hard time getting in and out of the area because of flash flooding.

10:30 A.M.
A Flash Flood Warning has been issued for west-central Clark County in Southern Nevada.

The warning will be in effect until 1:30 p.m.


At 10:20 a.m., Doppler radar indicated thunderstorms producing heavy rain in the Red Rock Canyon and southwest Las Vegas area.