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Drivers deal with flooding closures

Posted at 6:48 AM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 09:48:25-04

THIRD UPDATE: Although California 190 is open, most other roads in Death Valley National Park are closed due to flooding and other damage. this includes Highway 267, Highway 373 and Bell Vista Road.

The flash flood knocked down four power lines, damaged the road and deposited approximately two feet of mud and debris inside Scotty’s Castle visitor center.

SECOND UPDATE: Several roads within the Lake Mead National Recreation Area are closed due to overnight storm damage. Temple Bar Access and Nevada Telephone Cove roads are closed. The Nevada Telephone Cone Road near Katherine Landing is closed due to an abandoned RV being stuck in the mud.

Pearce Ferry Road within the park is open but outside the boundary, officials are escorting drivers around debris.

Christmas Tree Pass and Grapevine Canyon Road also have damage.

UPDATE: School will not be in session Monday for students in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade in Amargosa Valley, due to flooding on roads, including U.S. 95 and State Route 373.

There will also be no bus service provided from Amargosa Valley to Beatty for high school students Monday but Beatty High School will still be in session.


A storm Sunday made for a wetter October and also created a mess on local roads.

A severe thunderstorm warning was issued Sunday afternoon for Valley of Fire highway, Logandale and Overton.

Police said a man was stuck on top of his vehicle due to flood waters three miles south of the Paiute Reservation Golf Course near U.S. 95. The man was rescued by helicopter.

A flash flood warning was issued through 10 p.m. Sunday for parts of Clark County, along with Mohave County in Arizona and San Bernardino County in California. A watch had been issued throughout the weekend around Clark County.

There was reported flooding on State Route 160 at U.S. 95 in Nye County, leading to U.S. 95 to be closed. Southbound U.S. 95 was also closed in Beatty. There was also flooding along other parts of SR 160 near Pahrump and SR 373 in the Amargosa Valley area.

Several Toyota FJ Cruisers were stuck in flooding near U.S. 95 and SR 160.

With the rain so far Sunday, Las Vegas moved into the slot for the third wettest October ever, tied with 1941 and 1947 at 1.13 inches.