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Las Vegas crews working overtime to control flood waters

Stacey Gualandi

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Las Vegas crews working overtime to control flood waters

CREATED Aug. 26, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- One of the hardest hit areas from the flooding in the Las Vegas Valley was near Grand Teton and Grand Canyon.

As of Monday evening, damage was estimated at $500,000 and crews believe it could take around three weeks to clean up.

They're now going from intersection to intersection to clean up after Sunday's flood.

"We had some storm drain pipe damage, that's affected the road. So we have road damages, we won't know exactly where all of that is until this all drys up," said public works supervisor, Jerry Walker.

Crews spent much of Monday in the northwest, cleaning up heavy damage and debris.

"When you get two to three inches of rain in just a short period of time, nothing can help," said councilman Steve Ross.

Ross said the cost of cleanup is based on man power and equipment.

The water runoff continued to flow quickly along Grand Teton and is filled with ash and soot.

"As long as the water stays in the street and not your living room, we're doing a good thing," said Ross.

Ross said there is a new flood project that will put a water pipe under Grand Teton, between Durango and Rainbow. The project is expected to start in a couple months.

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