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Improved Road Conditions Helps Students Get to School

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LAS VEGAS -- Clean up crews are making progress in the northwest when it comes to cleaning debris from the streets impacted by the weekend flooding.

The crosswalks at Ft. Apache Road and at Brent Lane might have been some of the busiest in Las Vegas Tuesday morning.  Many parents of students at Bilbray and Scherkenbach Elementary Schools opted to walk their children to school instead of drive Tuesday morning. They didn't want a repeat of what they went through the previous morning which also happened to be the first day of school.

One mother walking her children said the road conditions were much better than the previous day. On Monday, drivers said it took nearly one hour to drive down the mud and debris filled streets following weekend flooding.

"It was better walking because the traffic was terrible," Brennetta Caceres said.

Clean up crews from the City of Las Vegas have been working long hours to clear the debris from the intersection. While conditions improved near the schools, other streets were still giving drivers a problem.

"On the next street over, there's actually huge lumps of rocks and dirt and everything and I'm surprised my car even made it through," said Margaret Buchanan, who was dropping her daughter off at school.

Clean up crews are clearing access to the schools first and then plan to move to other impacted streets.


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