Flood washes out access road for Trout Canyon residents
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The residents of Trout Canyon have hit another setback.
On Friday, Aug. 30 around 7 p.m., a flash flood washed out the sole access road to Trout Canyon, the small mountainside town located 55 miles southwest of Las Vegas.
The area was recently devastated by the Carpenter 1 wildfire.
Residents are now stranded, unable to leave or enter, due to mudslide damage.
The 30-home rural community also still remains waterless due to pipeline damage previously suffered from the fire.
Las Vegas Valley Water District employees had been working seven days a week to install a temporary pipeline, but flooding has since setback progress.
Pipeline trial testing was set to begin on Friday with a tentative final completion date within the next 10 days. A revised timeline is not yet available.
For the last two months, residents have been using makeshift outdoor showers and portable restrooms.