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Red Rock Scenic Loop open after floods impacted traffic; Chains, snow tires needed for Lee Canyon

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Posted at 8:02 AM, Dec 24, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas area officials have some traffic updates for those looking to take a day trip to Red Rock Canyon or Mount Charleston on Christmas Eve.

Red Rock Canyon Scenic Loop is open, according to officials at the conservation area, after morning floods caused road closures in the area.

As of noon, the Regional Transportation Commission said water remained on the roadway at Red Rod Canyon Road heading westbound after Calico Basin Road. Drivers are told to use caution in the area.

The road was closed for several hours due to flooding in the morning.

Meanwhile, police say Kyle and Lee Canyon on Mount Charleston was closed to traffic west of State Route 158, Deer Creek Highway Friday afternoon.

Those with parking or ski passes will still be allowed through on Lee Canyon with the use of chains or 4x4 with snow tires.

Police later said the roads near Kyle Canyon reopened but drivers can expect additional delays.

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