Valley residents recover from Monday's floods

LAS VEGAS - Residents in some northwest and southwest valley neighborhoods are cleaning up after Monday's flooding.

Runoff from Mt. Charleston brought tons of mud, water and debris to the northwest valley, leaving some residents stranded in their homes and creating dangerous conditions for drivers and pedestrians.

The floods and mudslides also created problems on valley roads. A mudslide shut down U.S. 95 near Kyle Canyon Road for several hours. Areas near Grand Teton Drive and Durango Drive remain closed, as crews work to clean up the mess.

"They are rock stars as far as I'm concerned. The city's crews are amazing. We've done everything we possibly can to mitigate these circumstances," said Las Vegas City Councilman Steve Ross.

Residents on Mount Charleston, meanwhile, are still recovering from last week's thunderstorms which damaged 10 homes. Three of the homes have been condemned. The southwest part of the valley was also hit hard by flash flooding.

The weather provided a lot of work for law enforcement. Many drivers drove through flooded streets, despite an ongoing public information campaign about the dangers. Some vehicles had to be pulled out of the water by tow trucks.

Nevada Highway Patrol responded to 143 weather-related traffic incidents Monday. No one died as a result of the weather conditions.


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