Drivers urged to use caution this weekend in NW Las Vegas
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The rain is headed back to the Las Vegas Valley over the next few days and the city of Las Vegas is urging motorists in the northwest to use caution.
City crews are currently working to mitigate any potential street flooding in the Centennial Hills area that could include ash and soot from the Carpenter 1 fire.
During last week's rain, several streets in the area including Grand Teton, Farm and Tenaya were inundated with debris and ash.
The roads of biggest concern are Grand Teton Drive from Durango Drive all the Way to Rainbow Boulevard and Shady Pines Street.
These roadways have the potential to become heavily flooded with a black, mucky combination of water, ash and soot if the mountains receive significant rainfall,.
The combination is an extremely slippery mixture and is much like driving on ice.
Motorists are encouraged to avoid driving through any flooded areas.
Just because it is not raining in the valley, that does not mean that there is no danger.
Rain in the Spring Mountains could still cause flows of ash and soot to reach the roads in the northwest area.
The city of Las Vegas will be posting information on road conditions on its Twitter page at twitter.com/cityoflasvegas.
Residents are also asked to alert the city to issues of black muck affecting roadways through Twitter using the hashtag #lvroads.