LAS VEGAS SUN
Published Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 | 8:28 a.m.
Updated Friday, Oct. 12, 2012 | 11:19 a.m.
After heavy rains and hail Thursday in some parts of the Las Vegas Valley, much of Friday is being spent cleaning up from the storm.
Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said crews will be out Friday clearing mud, rocks and other debris washed into roadways by rainfall.
The most extensive cleanup, he said, is needed in the northwestern part of the valley, specifically along Durango Drive between Lone Mountain Road and Grand Teton Drive.
Other areas targeted for cleanup throughout the day include Sahara Avenue at Winterwood Boulevard; Silverado Ranch Boulevard between Decatur Boulevard and Dean Martin Drive; Windmill Lane between Las Vegas Boulevard and Bermuda Road, Hollywood Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Bonanza Road; and Sandy Valley Road at Kingston Road.
The storms that pummeled the Las Vegas Valley with rain and hail Thursday also brought the season’s first snowfall to the Spring Mountains, according to the National Weather Service.
The upper ranges of the Spring Mountains got about an inch of snow, meteorologist Reid Wolcott said.
The most rain fell in the northwestern part of the valley, which saw about 1.75 inches of precipitation, Wolcott said. Dime-sized hail fell in Henderson Thursday night, he said.
The weather system behind the storms is expected to finish moving through the valley today, with temperatures peaking in the high 60s and then increasing over the weekend.
“We could see a few more showers today, but the brunt of activity should be over,” Wolcott said. “Temperatures will slowly start to increase...depending on cloud cover and how much sunshine we get.”