Weekend storms leave Labor Day mess - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

Weekend storms leave Labor Day mess

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Flooding on Mount Charleston Sunday. (Courtesy: Jeff Shultz) Flooding on Mount Charleston Sunday. (Courtesy: Jeff Shultz)

There will be plenty of laboring on Labor Day as crews clean up messes left by severe weather over the weekend.

Grand Teton Drive, in the northwest Valley, is severely flooded at Grand Canyon Drive, debris strewn about. The road is closed to traffic and sections have completely eroded away.

Crews will be working in the northwest for the next few days.

Grand Teton was just one roadway affected. Several roads were closed over the weekend, neighbors telling FOX5 floodwaters were so strong they could hear boulders being washed away.

"It has completely just relocated all the decorative rock. It's pulled up water lines, the drip system. I'm just surprised that it hasn't taken a few trees away," said Renae Davis, who lives near Grand Teton.

The damage extended beyond the confines of the Valley. The Rainbow subdivision on Mount Charleston was washed out, 22 people being forced to evacuate.

According to Metro police, 500 people in that subdivision were affected, with five homes and four vehicles substantially damaged.

State routes 156, 157 and 158 were closed on Sunday afternoon.

The Nevada Highway Patrol had to escort people down the mountain. Several drivers became stranded, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue responding to calls from motorists stuck in water between four and five feet deep.

Authorities say you should simply avoid flood-damaged parts of southern Nevada for the next few days, as water and debris pose significant danger to you and your vehicle.

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