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Monday, August 26, 2013
For Immediate Release
Communications

Contact: Diana Paul
Telephone: 229-6501

 

Motorists Advised To Avoid Grand Teton In Northwest Las Vegas
Hazardous Road Conditions Due To Rain

 

UPDATE 9 a.m.

A significant amount of debris has washed onto city of Las Vegas streets after yesterday’s storm. City crews continue to work to clear areas in the Northwest. Initial damage estimates are between $300,000 and $500,000.

Motorists should avoid the following streets north of Grand Teton Drive due to heavy debris: Fort Apache Road, El Capitan and Durango Drive.

In addition, Farm Road is now closed from Tenaya Way to Jones Boulevard. Elkorn remains an alternate route. There is also heavy debris on Cliff Shadows Parkway and Lone Mountain Road. Motorists should use caution if traveling these streets.

 Motorists are 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 One fire in the Spring Mountains, west of town. Motorists should expect road closures all along the Grand Teton Corridor.

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. Motorists are encouraged to avoid driving through these flows—it is simply very dangerous. 

In order to provide for public needs, city crews are working to clear the muck/debris from the affected roadways.

Stay up-to-date on road conditions and alert us to issues of black muck affecting the roadways on Twitter at twitter.com/cityoflasvegas, or by using #lvroads.

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