Flood waters at Grand Teton continue to flow
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CREATED Aug. 26, 2013
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Mother nature turned roads into rivers. Only large trucks could get through the area on Grand Teton at Durango because of the high water.
Crews from the City of Las Vegas have placed large yellow cement barriers there to redirect water away from nearby neighborhoods.
Several residents stood along the sides of the roads, taking pictures of the newly formed river.
Although it's highly discouraged, some residents were rafting in the water.
City workers told Action News the sewer run-off and debris are probably mixed in with the water, and it will take at least two weeks to clean up the mess. However, they can't start cleaning until the water flow stops.
Mounds of white foam could be seen collecting on nearby streets. City crews said it's fire retardant run-off from the Carpenter 1 wildfire in the Spring Mountains.
In addition, traffic was a mess because of drivers taking different routes.