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UPDATE: Nevada National Guard sends vehicles to flood zones

Posted at 4:26 PM, Jan 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 20:32:39-05

UPDATE: The Nevada National Guard is deploying high-water vehicles to help evacuate residents in one town east of Reno and to shuttle damage assessment teams to Sparks.
Lt. Col. Mickey Kirschenbaum said Monday about a dozen guard members are involved. He says the agency has other resources available, including on standby if needed.
Kirschenbaum says five of the vehicles will be used to help evacuate people from a neighborhood that's been cut off by flooding in the Storey County town of Lockwood.
About 1,300 residents have been evacuated from about 400 homes in a Reno neighborhood near the Truckee River.
Flooding in Sparks was expected to send several feet of water early Monday into an industrial area where 25,000 people work.
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval has declared a state of emergency in flooded areas.


SILVER CITY (KTNV/AP) -- The Nevada Department of Transportation says that State Route 342 is closed in both directions from Silver City to Virginia City due to flooding.

Closures happened around 3:30 p.m. Sunday.

The Washoe County Sheriff's Office says that all road closures can be found on the Washoe County Announcement page and NDOT's website.

Nevada Highway Patrol offices in Reno and Carson City will be closed on Monday due to road conditions. Governor Brian Sandoval also directed non-essential State employees to stay home from work. The Investiture Ceremony for Justice Lidia S. Stiglich will be postponed to a later date as well.

Check out pictures and video of the flood in our gallery below.