Severe weather moves through, knocking out power to thousands in Southern Nevada

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Severe weather moved through the Las Vegas valley Monday night diverting flights, causing power outages and prompting one rescue.

According to the Clark County Fire Department, one person was rescued who was trapped in a rain-swollen flood control channel. That person was not injured.

A massive power outage affected thousands of Southern Nevadan residents. At one point, a total of 41,000 customers were without power.

At last check, around 11:15 p.m., NV Energy’s website was reporting more than 33,000 people were still without power. 

The City of Las Vegas tweeted that there were reports of at least 14 intersections that were dark due to the power outages, including Stewart and Mojave. The protocol for dark stoplights is to treat the intersection as a 4-way stop, the City of Las Vegas said.

The outages are scattered throughout the entire Southern Nevada region.  According to NV Energy, there’s no word on when power will be restored.

Go here to check the outage map.

The storms first moved in to the Las Vegas valley around 9:30 p.m. Meteorologist Tedd Florendo took to Facebook to warn viewers.

A Flash Flood Warning that is in effect until 11:45 p.m. was also issued for parts of the area.  The Flash Flood Warning was issued for Lake Mead and Valley of Fire.

At one point there was a swift water rescue at Cambridge Street and E. Flamingo Road.  

A Flash Flood advisory is in effect until 2 a.m.

A tree was knocked over near the intersection of E. Harmon Avenue and S. Maryland Parkway. A viewer by the name of Jeff Journey took the following photo.

A jackknifed semi caused a major delay in traffic on the 215 eastbound at Decatur. No word on injuries.

Many residents have taken to Twitter to tweet 8 News NOW what they’ve seen. They’re using the #StormTracker8 hashtag. Some of their tweets are below.

The weather also affected flights at McCarran International Airport. Around 30 flights were diverted and departing flights were delayed.

Travelers are urged to check flights before heading to the airport.

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