Storm waters leave behind big mess in northwest Las Vegas
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The water is finally starting to recede in the northwest part of the Las Vegas Valley but it is leaving a huge mess behind.
The water rushed into the Centennial Hills area after Mount Charleston to the west received more than four inches of rain on Sunday.
The water initially collected in a retention basin but it had to eventually drain out somewhere. The basin collected 30 feet of rain water in just four hours on Sunday.
It is still flowing but has slowed considerably and should hopefully come to an end by Thursday.
And that is not a day too soon for residents who live in the area.
The rushing water and closed streets have caused a headache for residents who have been forced to navigate through the area.
However, just because the water is almost gone, that doesn't mean the headache is over.
Several streets will require not just cleanup, but also repairs.
Grand Teton Drive was the road that was most affected and it is also a major thoroughfare in the area.
The City of Las Vegas is estimating that the cleanup and repairs will cost at least half a million dollars.