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Las Vegas breaking news for February 22, 2019

Posted: 5:35 AM, Feb 22, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-23 03:11:27Z
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The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley.

6:30 P.M.
A spokesperson from McCarran Airport informed 13 Action News that two planes spotted over the west side of Las Vegas were for aerial photography. Many viewers had called the station asking about the planes.

11:30 A.M.
Clark County School District says the attendance rate at CCSD schools on Feb. 21, the day a winter storm brought several inches of snow to parts of the Las Vegas valley, was 74%.

The day before, on Feb. 20, the attendance rate was 94%. READ MORE: Snow, freezing temperatures impact Las Vegas valley

7:18 A.M.
A SkyWest flight made an emergency landing at McCarran International Airport just after 7:05 a.m. today. No other flights were impacted due to the incident. The pilot of the flight requested medical attention for a female passenger experiencing numbness on her left side.

The flight was headed towards Salt Lake City, Utah, from Palm Springs, California. The woman is being transported to a hospital and authorities say she is responsive and alert. Operations at McCarran are underway as normal.

6:50 A.M.
U.S. 95 near Wagonwheel is back open after icy road conditions cause on/off ramp closures. Crews are still working to reopen the boulder Highway connector to U.S. 95.

6:35 A.M.
Crews for the Las Vegas Valley Water District are working to repair a fire hydrant valve at 2375 S. Jones, north of Sahara.

One lane remains open on Jones for southbound traffic. Northbound traffic is not impacted.

Commuters are advised to allow for extra time if traveling southbound on Jones. Repairs are expected to continue for the next few hours.

6:19 A.M.
1 person was brought to the hospital early this morning after a fire at a vacant hotel in downtown Las Vegas.

Las Vegas firefighters say this happened at 615 E. Carson Ave (on corner of South 6th Street) just after 2 a.m. on Feb. 22.

Dispatchers received several calls that smoke was coming from a vacant hotel on the corner. When firefighters arrived, authorities say fire and smoke was showing from the second floor.

5 people were rescued from the building, 1 of those rescued was brought to the hospital for observation.

The cause of the fire is undetermined.

The building is vacant and does not have utilities connected to it. Authorities say there was evidence that squatters were staying in the building.

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Crews respond to fire at abandoned building near Carson Avenue and S. 6th Street just after 2 a.m. on Feb. 22.
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5:49 A.M.
Due to snow and icy conditions overnight and in the early morning hours, state government offices in Clark County will operate under a 2-hour delay Friday and are to open at 10 AM. This is according to Governor Sisolak.

5:30 A.M.
Nevada Highway Patrol says U.S. 95 near the Wagonwheel SB off-ramp is closed due to icy road conditions. Authorities say to avoid the area.

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