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Clearing mud, debris may take days for mountain residents

Reported by: Denise Rosch
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Updated: 9/03/2013 5:59 am
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- It's been no holiday for many residents on Mount Charleston today. Residents have been cleaning up major flood damage from Sunday’s downpour.

Roads are washed away and mud and rocks are several feet deep in some places. News 3's Denise Rosch takes a look at what they're facing on this Labor Day.

“We've been up here 23 years and this is the first time that anything like this has happened,” said Kyle Canyon Resident Duffy Grismanauskas.

Grismanauskas knows cleanup will take days to shovel away several feet of rock yhat slid down the mountain when yet another summer storm pounded Kyle Canyon during the weekend.

His neighborhood, the Rainbow Subdivsion, was by far, the hardest hit area.

“When the flow started coming down it was a solid mass, I could see a tree three feet, 25 feet long and a boulder about the same size coming down with it,” Grismanauskas said.

In fact the force of the water so great, Grismanauskas's truck was washed away and now sits about a quarter mile down the road.

Many of his neighbors are not doing much better. There is a layer of mud covering everything on his street.

While county public works takes care of some of the heavy lifting, many neighbors know it will be days, if not weeks, before their neighborhood is put back together.

Still no one is ready to walk away from the mountain.

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