Wild weather leaves power outages, flooded roadways
KTNV Action News Team
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Thunderstorms hit part of the Las Vegas Valley on Sunday, leaving behind flooded roadways and many residents without power.
U.S. 95 at Horse Drive is closed. The Fort Apache corridor in northwest Las Vegas is also experiencing heavy flash flooding.
In addition, Farm Road is no longer an alternate route. Drivers should avoid Farm from Tenaya and Rainbow due to flash flooding. Elkhorn remains an alternate route.
Kyle Canyon Road is also shut down.
Drivers are also advised to avoid Grand Teton east of Durango Drive, and Grand Teton west of U.S. 95, due to street flooding that is also drawing ash and soot from the Carpenter 1 wildfire in the Spring Mountains.
Drivers should expect road closures all along the Grand Teton Corridor.
"We couldn't get out of the gate because the water was probably up to my knees and then they brought the patrol cars in and made sure no one enter entered or left the community," said neighbor Cliff Nauenburg.
These roadways have become flooded with a black, mucky combination of water, ash and soot. This is an extremely slippery mixture and if driven through, is much like driving on ice.
Las Vegas crews responded to numerous swift water rescues on Sunday. Luckily, no injuries were reported.
NV Energy said 900 customers in northwest Las Vegas were without power on Sunday. 250 were also affected in Searchlight.
Crews are working to get power restored.
McCarran International Airport experienced minor delays during the storm.