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Live Updates of Clark County Flooding

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9:30 p.m. UPDATE - Authorities in Mesquite report they do not expect the Virgin River to be problematic to the community at this time, however, crews will continue to monitor the river's level throughout the night. The National Weather Service still predicts the river will crest at 4 a.m. Thursday morning.

8:30 p.m. UPDATE - The National Weather Service has canceled a flash flood warning for East Central Clark and Mohave Counties. The NWS reports rainfall is diminishing, and the threat of significant flooding has ended in those areas.

7:00 p.m. UPDATE - The town of Caliente, Nevada has declared a state of emergency. Authorities warn about high water in the area as streams are overflowing on to roads. If the water level continues to rise, authorities may order evacuations.

5:30 p.m. UPDATE -- Six houses in Beaver Dam, Arizona have been lost because of flooding. There are at least five more in danger of being swept away. The Associated Press reports the houses were unoccupied.

A flash flood warning has been issued for central Mohave County in northwest Arizona, including the areas of Yucca, Topock, Oatman, Kingman, Bullhead City and Dolan Springs. They have also issued a flood warning for Needles, California and the Laughlin area.

The warning is in effect until 8:30 p.m.

5:00 p.m. UPDATE -- NV Energy says some progress has been made on damaged power lines at Mount Charleston, but not as much as hoped. Severe damage to the lines continued overnight and more snow fell in the area Wednesday, restricting access to the damaged lines.

NV Energy has pulled their crews due to the avalanche warning. They are waiting for the all-clear from Clark County to head back. At least 300 residences are without power.

Water is also causing big flooding at Lake Las Vegas. Heavy equipment is being used to clear debris. Several photos of the flooding has been sent to us courtesy of Don Logay Productions.

4:00 p.m. UPDATE -- Our reporters have filed their stories from all around southern Nevada. They have been battling the weather all day.

The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort reports they have 83 inches of snow so far this year. They are currently open and will operate three chairlifts starting tomorrow at 9 a.m. Snow chains or four-wheel drive is required to reach the resort.

Full coverage of the weather starts at 4.

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3:00 p.m. UPDATE -- All streets reported closed in North Las Vegas have re-opened. Safety officials are still urging the motoring public to use caution when traveling through any deep standing or pooling water.

In Mesquite, officials expect a two-foot rise in the Virgin River. It is predicted the river will peak at 2 a.m., however they say there have been wide variations in the forecasts. Constant monitoring of the river and shoring up berms will continue.

2:30 p.m. UPDATE -- Officials with Clark County have issued an avalanche warning for Mount Charleston. Officials are urging residents of Kyle Canyon to evacuate the area for fear of slides.

The Mt. Charleston area has received several feet of snow and the National Weather Service says heavy snow will fall in the area throughout the night.

Most of Mt. Charleston is currently closed to the public and power is out to between 300 to 600 residents.

Red Rock Canyon will be closed all day Thursday to clean up debris. They will re-open with their normal hours on Friday.

2:00 p.m. UPDATE -- Things seem to be slowing down now. The hourly weather forecast still has rain, but it does not seem to be falling as hard.

The flash flood warning for Overton and Logandale remains in effect until 3:15 p.m.

Clark County officials report two roads have been opened. Twain Avenue between Industrial Road and Rio Drive is now open along with Stephanie Street between Flamingo Road and Jimmy Durante Blvd is now open.

A viewer named Chase Souders sent in two amazing photos of flooding near Lake Las Vegas. Thanks for sharing, Chase.

1:00 p.m. UPDATE -- According to the Associated press, storm flooding may wash away a bridge in the southern Utah community of New Harmony, leaving some residents stranded.

St. George police spokesman Johnny Heppler says residents of about 25 homes have been told to evacuate or prepare to shelter in place.

Heppler says officials expect to lose the bridge that spans North Ash Creek, a tributary of the Virgin River. New Harmony has about 500 homes and is located 40 miles north of St. George.

8 News NOW Reporter George Knapp found this photo on the National Weather Service's website. Pretty amazing shot.

12:30 p.m. UPDATE -- The Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort sent us an amazing photo saying they have received 73 inches of snow and it is still coming down.

The City of Mesquite has canceled a planned 1 p.m. press conference to update the media on the floods. They say they continue to monitor water levels and will send out updates to residents if needed.

The Nevada Division of State Parks has closed Spring Mountain Ranch State Park in Blue Diamond, Valley of Fire State Park near Overton, Spring Valley State Park near Pioche, and Echo Canyon State Park near Pioche due to flooding. 

12:00 p.m. UPDATE -- 8 News NOW Reporter Nathan Baca is in Beaver Dam, Arizona and snapped this picture of the damage there. Several houses were swept away by flood waters.

A flood warning is in effect at Beaver Dam until Thursday night.

11:45 a.m. UPDATE -- The National Weather Service in las vegas has extended the flood warning for north-central Mohave County in northwest Arizona and northeastern Clark County in southern Nevada, including the city of Mesquite, Nevada and Beaver Dam, Arizona until 11:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The NWS says flows along the Virgin River in subsided overnight after cresting Tuesday. However, flows are expected to increase throughout rest of Wednesday and Thursday.

Voluntary evacuations are still in order for residents that live near the river in Mesquite and the Beaver Dam Wash.

11:30 a.m. UPDATE -- The flash flood warning for the Moapa area has expired. However, the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for east-central Clark County, including the Overton area until 3:15 p.m.

The NWS says flash flooding has been reported in and around Overton and several washes are overflowing onto roads.with water over the roadway. Locations in the warning include Overton Beach and Logandale.

8 News NOW Reporter Jamie Guirola surveyed the flood damage with Mesquite Mayor Susan Holecheck. He reports the Virgin River has dropped, but the major threat right now is standing water.

The flooding has encompassed three city blocks. No homes were seriously damaged in Mesquite.

11:00 a.m. UPDATE -- Several roads around southern Nevada have been closed. We are updating the list of closures here.

10:45 a.m. UPDATE -- The Red Cross is opening a shelter later today for residents of Mt. Charleston who are without power.

The shelter will be at James H. Bilbray Elementary School and will open at 4 p.m.

Red Cross volunteers will provide cots and blankets, along with hot meals to residents. The shelter will remain open as long as it is needed.

Also, the Nevada Department of Transportation says Cheyenne is closed between Pecos Road and Lamb Blvd and State Route 159 is closed between 1 mile east of the Red Rock Scenic Drive entrance and 2.5 miles west of Las Vegas Beltway.

EARLIER -- The National Weather Service in Las Vegas has issued a flash flood warning for north-central Clark County in southern Nevada, including the areas around the Moapa Valley.

The warning will remain in effect until 11:30 a.m.

At 9:25 a.m., the public reported flash flooding occurring along Warm Springs Road, with the most significant flooding occurring where the Pahranagat Wash crosses Warm Springs Road where the water was two to three feet deep.

The area of heavy rain has pushed to the east, but the flooding from runoff is expected to continue through 11:30 a.m. Additional rainfall is expected throughout the day.

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