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Rains Bring Flooding, Road Closures

September 10
08:42 2014

Umbrella Well, after some crazy weather days around the state and region, everyone is hoping to dry out a little bit before any more rain hits. Nevada Department of Transportation confirms the closure of Interstate-15 from mile marker 64 to 112, and it will remain closed due to road damage from flooding. Things are shut down in both directions north of Las Vegas between Glendale & Mesquite in Clark County Nevada. Officials said the stretch of I-15 could be closed for three to four days while they repair the washed-out and crumbled pavement. One shattered section stretched for half a mile.

Officials had feared that rushing water would overwhelm the banks of the swollen Muddy and Virgin Rivers, but stopped right at the cusp, according to Clark County Flood Control officials. Still, widespread flooding occurred after seasonal monsoon moisture combined with the remnants of Hurricane Norbert to dump heavy rain throughout the Southwest. At least 30 homes in Overton were flooded. Firefighters in Clark County reported 18 rescues in the area.

Dustin Krugel with ADOT said The Arizona Department of Transportation does not have any weather-related closures on our state highway system at this time.  Arizona’s portion of Interstate 15 in northwest Arizona was closed briefly from milepost 8 near Littlefield to the Utah State Line for clean-up.

According to Kevin Kitchens, Communications with Utah Department of Transportation. Shortly before noon yesterday, Zion National Park closed Hwy 9 inside the park boundaries due to debris but was able to reopen a couple of hours later.

So getting in and out of Vegas is the big concern for many at the moment….From St. George to Las Vegas: take Highway 18 to Utah Highway 56 which becomes Nevada Highway 319 to U.S. Highway 93, to I-15 in Nevada. I-15 Traffic is operating both directions between St. George, Utah through Arizona and to Mesquite, Nevada.  Traffic from Utah to Phoenix may use U.S. Hwy 89 as an alternate route.

And, yes, we are all going to get a drying out period, so enjoy the sunshine because more rain could be in our forecast again for the weekend. Today’s highs in the Page/Lake Powell area should hit the the low to mid 80’s and we should see the upper 80’s for Thursday.

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