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Drivers Stranded By Flash Flood Waters

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Fire officials are receiving reports of stranded drivers near Las Vegas as flash flood warnings and watches are in effect for southern parts of Nevada and Utah.

Troopers have reopened several roads on Mount Charleston that were closed due to flooding Sunday.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott says State Routes 156, 157 and 158 had been temporarily closed Sunday afternoon but were later reopened.

Elliott says troopers rain in the area let up and the roads are now open to everyone.

Officials earlier Sunday received reports of stranded drivers near Las Vegas as flash watches are in effect for southern parts of Nevada and Utah.

Las Vegas Fire and Rescue spokesman Tim Szymanski told the Las Vegas Sun that rescuers received calls about water 4 to 5 feet deep in the Rainbow subdivision of Mount Charleston.

The area, which is northwest of Las Vegas, is where a massive wildfire burned in July and forced people to evacuate their homes.

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