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City crews spend Monday cleaning up recent storm debris

Reported by: Sergio Avila
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Updated: 7/22/2013 9:48 pm
LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- After the storms, the roads became treacherous as the wind knocked down trees and the flood water carried rocks and mud down the streets.

For cleanup crews, today is all about clearing all they can before the next storm hits.

It doesn’t need to rain in northwest Las Vegas area for there to be a problem.

City crews spent Monday cleaning up recent storm debris

After this weekend’s severe storms, Monday is all about cleaning up.

In the city of Las Vegas crews were out shoveling and sweeping up dirt and dust left behind on the roads.

Councilman Steve Ross says crews were out all day clearing what was left on valley roads.

In his district the concern is sludge, mud and water running off Mount Charleston.

“Just on top of the water issue you add the slippery ashy issue and it’s very dangerous for the public,” Ross said.

Mark Perkinson watched the flood water flow from his balcony.
He says this river flowed for hours. He’s glad there was no real damage to his neighborhood other than dirty sidewalks and filthy cars.

“You can smell the ash you can smell the sulfur,” Perkinson said. “It looked like someone attacked it with paint buckets you couldn’t see the natural color whatsoever. It was absolutely, like it was dunked in pudding.”

Ross said the roads were slippery enough that cars were having a tough time getting through..

It may take city crews a few days to clear all the roads although chances for more rain are on the way.

Meaning these guys will be busy for the foreseeable future.
Most likely busy cleaning up Grand Teton because this problem isn’t going away soon.

“We’re going to be dealing with this a very long time,” Ross said. “Until the forest service an get some mitigation on the mountain and some vegetation grows back to stop the flows we’re going to continue to get this sludge for months to come so I encourage people to just stay out of those intersections.”



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