LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — State Route 169 south of Overton, about 50 miles northeast of Las Vegas, is closed to traffic due to flash flooding that resulted in the rescue of two people who became trapped. That area was hit hard by rainfall overnight and in the early morning hours.

At 5 a.m. Wednesday, a post on Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department’s Facebook page said there was “heavy flooding on Moapa Valley Blvd. from the Overton Wash to the Valley of Fire. Please avoid the area!”

According to a post on social media, Metro police said an older couple had pulled off the highway to get some rest but torrential rain sent floodwaters in their direction. Metro’s air unit arrived as the couple’s van filled with water.

Video shows Metro rescuing them from the van.

According to the Regional Transportation Commission, SR169 is currently closed from after Lewis Avenue to Wildlife Road. Crews are working to remove mud.

The storms have moved on but there is a chance later Wednesday for more rain in that area.