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Flooding closes roads in southern Clark County

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Posted at 2:55 PM, Aug 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-28 15:50:20-04

UPDATE: Cottonwood Cove Road reopened by 10 p.m. Saturday.

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CLARK COUNTY (KTNV) -- Crews are working to repair Cottonwood Cove Road after parts of it were washed out due to flooding.

In the past day, storms dumped 1 1/2 inches of rain near Cottonwood Cove, causing flash flooding. National Park Service rangers and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers closed the road around 10 p.m. Friday.

Employees and individuals who are at the resort and marina are able to leave the area; however, four-wheel drive is recommended. Other visitors who bypass the closure may be cited by law enforcement.

Cottonwood Cove is east of Searchlight and just north of Lake Mohave in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area.

Officials are hoping to have the road reopened by Sunday.

U.S. 95 from State Route 163 to Interstate 40 was also closed from around 4:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday due to flooding.