Las Vegas Storm Cleanup could Cost $500,000

LAS VEGAS -- Sunday's powerful rainstorm left a mess on several streets in northwest Las Vegas causing havoc for drivers and children trying to make it to school for their first day.

The City of Las Vegas officials expect cleanup and repair costs to reach between $300,000 to  $500,000. Water and debris from the storms is expected to flow through some valley roadways for at least two days.

The Kyle Canyon Detention Basis is currently holding 1,300 acre feet of water.

"To put that into perspective," said Regional Flood Control District General Manager Gale Fraser, "picture a football field with enough water on top of it to reach the Stratosphere tower."

The hardest hit streets include Ft. Apache Road, El Capitan, Grand Teton, Cliff Shadows Parkway, Lone Mountain Oso BLanco Road and Durango Drive.

The roadways are covered with a combination of black water made up of mud, debris, ash and soot.

Construction on a $15 million flood control project on Grand Teton east of Durango is set to begin in Jan. 2014. It is expected it will alleviate street flooding in that area.

City crews are working to clear the streets.

 

 


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