UPDATE 5:50 P.M.: SR 159 is back open to traffic.
ORIGINAL STORY: State Route 159, which is also known as Charleston Boulevard, near the town of Blue Diamond was closed this afternoon because of flooding.
Drivers waiting for SR159 to clear up to get through. This is right by Red Rock, near the town of Blue Diamond area. pic.twitter.com/h4GHUwSShU
— Nina Porciuncula (@NinaReports) July 30, 2018
Another monsoon storm popped up early Sunday afternoon just outside of the Las Vegas. The rain was confined mostly to the Spring Mountains and Red Rock Canyon National Conservation area. There were reports of heavy rain for a brief period in the Summerlin area and a few sprinkles in the Spring Valley area.
— Clark County Nevada (@ClarkCountyNV) July 29, 2018
According to 13 Action News meteorologist Dan Bronis, the rain has mostly ended. However, there is a Flash Flood Warning in effect until 6:30 p.m. for some area.
3:32 pm - Flash Flood Warning now in effect for the Spring Mountains to include Red Rock, Blue Diamond and Mountain Spring until 6:30 pm. Do NOT drive through flooded roadways. #vegasweather #nvwx pic.twitter.com/oK2HyTWDbj
— NWS Las Vegas (@NWSVegas) July 29, 2018