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Rain Drenches Las Vegas Valley

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Rainbow subdivision on Mount. Charleston. Rainbow subdivision on Mount. Charleston.
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LAS VEGAS  -- The 85-day dry spell for Las Vegas ended with rain showers Friday. Around two-tenths of an inch of measurable rain was reported at McCarran International Airport.

Rain showers from a wet Pacific storm headed to the valley from California which was hammered by bad weather Friday. There have been some reports of lightning in Pahrump. Some valley neighborhoods could get from .25 to .75 inches of rain.

Lower parts of the Spring Mountains and Mount Charleston got more than an inch of rain, and at least a foot of snow is reported at higher elevations. A flood watch is in effect for the Spring Mountains from until 10 p.m. Thursday. The areas of concern are the Carpenter 1 burn areas which include Lovell, Trout, Rainbow and Harris Canyons. Rain could be heavy and cause mud/debris flows in those areas. There is also a wind advisory in effect for Clark County until 8 p.m.

Rain showers are expected to linger into Saturday and possibly Sunday. The temperature will drop to the 60s for the weekend.

4:33 p.m. Chopper8 is streaming live video of rain across the valley; subject to interruption

4:22 p.m. Widespread rain is expected until 4 a.m. Saturday, forecaster Diane Tuazon says

4:21 p.m. Power has been restored to customers near Washington & Decatur; NV Energy said it was weather-related

4:16 p.m. Union Pacific: Rain shorted out the crossing sensors at Las Vegas Blvd., causing the cross arms to malfunction

4:00 p.m. Nevada Energy: 1263 customers without power near Washington and Decatur; crews working to fix

3:48 p.m. NHP: Accident on US-95 Northbound past Flamingo Road, left lanes blocked, Expect delays

3:47 p.m. NHP: Traffic Signal Power Outage on Decatur at Washington, Expect delays

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3:34 p.m. Union Pacific has fixed the malfunctioning gates on LV Blvd. Delays persist, however, in both directions. Avoid area for time being.

3:06 p.m. There have been 43 accidents, 8 of which have involved injuries, inside NHP's jurisdiction since 3 p.m.

3:04 p.m. Railroad crossing gates are stuck on Las Vegas Boulevard near McCarran Airport; major delays both directions

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