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Severe Weather Rolls Through Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS -- A severe thunderstorm rolled through the Las Vegas valley Monday evening bringing strong winds and heavy rain.

The National Weather Service first issued a severe thunderstorm warning for the Las Vegas valley just after 5 p.m. The storm moved quickly, but it had winds of up to 60 mph, according to the weather service.

Doppler radar showed how widespread the storm was, reaching across most of the valley. It also moved almost directly down the center Clark County. The weather service also issued a flood advisory, warning of minor street flooding.

SLIDESHOW: Severe Thunderstorm Rolls Through Valley

McCarran International Airport had to ground flights for about an hour because of the weather. Airport officials said plane fuel stops were ordered because of the lightning. Arriving flights were not impacted.

There were still delays of about a half hour for departing flights. Travelers were advised to check the status of all flights.

At one point, 2,000 people were without power because of the storm.

WEB EXTRA: Heavy Rain Caught on Camera

NV Energy said it lost two major distribution circuits. The area near Eastern Avenue and Bonanza was fully restored before 7 p.m. The cause of the outage was lightning.

WEB EXTRA: Lightning Strike on the Strip Caught on Camera

The area near Sahara Avenue and Highland Drive was mostly restored by 8 p.m., but lineman patrolled the area even after the storm had moved out the valley.

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