July 16, 2012 - 9:04 am
Two stretches of U.S. Highway 93 in Lincoln County that were closed because of heavy rain have been reopened.
The stretch between Alamo and state Route 318 that was closed Sunday was reopened late Sunday night, according to the Nevada Department of Transportation.
Another stretch of the highway between Caliente and Route 318 that was closed Sunday night was reopened about 7 a.m. Monday.
U.S. 93 is the major highway linking eastern Nevada and Las Vegas.
The weather service received no reports of severe flash flooding in the Las Vegas Valley on Sunday, but heavy rainfall in Henderson on Sunday afternoon led to 3 to 4 inches of water on some streets about 2:30 p.m.
Minor flooding on Mount Charleston in Kyle Canyon also was reported. Two hours earlier, rain washed rocks and boulders onto Deer Creek Road.
No road closures or injuries occurred, according to a spokesman for the Nevada Division of Forestry station in Kyle Canyon.
Sunday’s rainfall totals illustrated the nature of the rain – hard and fast. Henderson received the most at 0.35 inches.
North Las Vegas received 0.20 inches, and the Las Vegas Wash near Sahara received 0.13 inches. All other measuring stations received zero or trace amounts of rain.
Clear, sunny skies are expected today through the rest of the week.
The return of dry air means temperatures are likely to climb back into the triple digits by Thursday, according to the weather service.