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Severe flooding restricts access to neighborhoods, schools, Mt. Charleston

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Updated: 8/26/2013 3:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV MyNews3) -- Flooding from the weekend’s rain storms was made worse by runoff from Mt. Charleston. The muck that made it down the hill usually stays there, but July’s wildfires destroyed the brush that usually holds the debris back.

Grand Teton Drive received the worst of the damage from the runoff. The road has closed, and crews are busy putting up concrete rails in an attempt to deflect some of the water.

Many who live near Grand Teton & Durango are unable to return to their homes.

Kyle Canyon Road was also closed this morning, with half of the road destroyed by the rain. One lane has re-opened, but the other lane could stay closed until Thursday as crews work to repair the damage.
Fire officials say two people were rescued from Kyle Canyon road yesterday. Both escaped without major injury.

The water also made for a messy mix on the first day of public school in Clark County. More than 300,000 students returned to class, and some of them had a hard time making it to school due to the weather.

Arbor View High School was hit the hardest, with only one entrance to the parking lot open on Buffalo Drive, resulting in long waits for parents taking their students home from school.

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