LAS VEGAS -- Several areas of the Las Vegas valley experienced flooding Wednesday due to a cluster of thunderstorms that moved from south to north across the valley and dropped a large amount of rain in a short period of time.
The Nevada Highway Patrol reports there more than 100 crashes on Las Vegas-area roads and freeways, but no serious injuries.
Officials closed roads in some parts of Henderson after the National Weather Service said more than 1 1/2 inches of rain fell in a one-hour span Wednesday morning. The following roads suffered severe flooding:
- Wigwam Parkway between Stephanie Street and Arroyo Grande Boulevard. All travel lanes in both directions are closed.
- Executive Airport between the terminal and Volunteer Blvd. is closed
- Major delays on the 215 Beltway westbound near the Airport Connector
Here were some of the rain totals:
- Sahara and Nellis 2.68 inches
- Timet plant in Henderson 2.38 inches
- South Point Casino 2.30 inches
- Blue Diamond and Industrial 1.85 inches
- Various north and west valley hoods up to a 1/2 inch
The Clark County Fire Department responded to 20 reports of motorists stuck in their vehicles due to flood waters. There was one report at the intersection of Christy Lane and Longbow Drive, and another at the intersection of Shelbourne Ave and South Las Vegas Boulevard. There were no reports of any injuries.
The weather has also caused delays for flights at McCarran International Airport. The delays were averaging 90 minutes on arrivals and departures. Spokesman Chris Jones says aircraft fueling operations were suspended at times due to area lightning strikes.
NV Energy reported a power outage that impacted 14,000 customers near Nellis Boulevard and Carey Avenue was due to weather.
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