Flooding causes travel problems in Southern NV

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Las Vegas, NV (KVVU) — Heavy rain moving through Southern Nevada on Monday led to the closure of several roads across the region and a ground stop at Las Vegas’ airport.

The Nevada Highway Patrol reported that portions of Interstate 15 were closed near Moapa because of flooding.

U.S. Highway 95 reopened during the afternoon at the Snow Mountain exit. It closed earlier due to flooding. The agency also said the highway was closed at the intersection with State Route 163, but it has since reopened to traffic.

State Route 158 was washed out between mile markers 2 and 4, according to troopers. That stretch of road was reopened just before 3 p.m.

NHP cautioned motorist of remaining debris in the road.

Troopers also reported that State Route 169 was closed from I-15 to U.S. Highway 93 because of flooding.

Flash flooding was also being reported in many heavily traveled intersections in the Las Vegas Valley, including Tropicana and Grand Canyon, and Spring Mountain and Decatur.

The FAA reported that a ground stop was issued for McCarran International until 2:30 p.m. because of the weather.

Clark County School District also warned parents of delays for buses dropping off or picking up students in the afternoon.

In a tweet posted just after 2 p.m., CCSD said parents and students will be notified by their school whether a bus stop will be moved as well as long delays.

CCSD also advised students to not walk through washes that are flooded or may become flooded.

By Aaron BarkerA

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