Massive cleanup underway following weekend storms
KTNV Action News Team
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Several streets in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley are still flooded Monday and it is making for dangerous driving conditions.
The northwest area was one of the hardest hit during Sunday's storm. The rush of water started Sunday night and continued well into Monday morning.
The water was so deep and moving so fast that many vehicles were unable to drive through.
Since Monday is the first day of school for thousands of Clark County School District students, it made getting to school quite a challenge for those in the area.
Arbor View High School on North Buffalo Drive and Whispering Sands in Centennial Hills was the most affected. Parents were told earlier Monday to avoid Grand Teton Drive and only use Buffalo to reach the school.
However, Clark County said no schools have reported any damage by Sunday's downpour.
City crews are out on the streets with their equipment and are cleaning the roads of rocks and debris as fast as they can.
In addition to the problems on streets near Arbor View High School, the Nevada Department of Transportation has also closed Oso Blanca Road between State Route 157 and Horse Drive Interchange. The road is passable but currently unsafe. It is not known when it will reopen.
Oso Blanca isn't the only road closed. SR 157 up to Mount Charleston has also been closed because of damage to the road. Many parts of it were washed out or heavily damaged and must be repaired. Residents on the mountain are being allowed up with escorts but everyone else is being turned away.
According to the KTNV weather team, light rain is currently falling over many parts of the Valley but additional flooding should not be a problem at this time. It is expected to be mainly cloudy for the rest of the day with light to moderate showers.
Chances for thunderstorms are dwindling due to the lack of afternoon heating. Models indicate highs in the low to mid 80s which may not be enough to spark up the thunderstorms.
If it does occur, it will mostly likely be over the Mount Charleston area around Kyle Canyon Road later this afternoon or during the early evening hours.
A flash flood watch is in effect through 8 p.m. Monday.
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