Friday night storm causes Cottonwood Cove Rd. closure

By Jonathan Cisowski | jcisowski@8newsnow.com

Published 08/27 2016 11:56AM

Updated 08/27 2016 01:15PM

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Boulder City officials say Cottonwood Cove Road remains closed east of Searchlight, Nevada, due to recent storm damage Friday night.

Over the past 24 hours, storms produced one to 1/2 inches of rain near Cottonwood Cove, causing flash flooding according to officials. National Park Service rangers and Metro Police closed the road around 10 p.m. on Friday.

The road, which provides access to Cottonwood Cove Marina and Six Mile Cove, has been washed out in some locations and covered with debris in other locations. Most of the damage is west of Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Clark County according to the NPS.

Employees and individuals who are at the resort and marina can leave the area; however four-wheel drive is recommended. Other visitors who bypass the closure may be cited by law enforcement.

Crews are on the scene assessing the damages.

According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for more rain this afternoon.

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