City braces for heavy rain, wind

Carson City staff is expecting the rain to continue through tonight into Thursday. There will be periods of heavy rain beginning at approximately midnight In addition to the rain, the City is expected to experience high winds, with gusts between 70-80 miles per hour.

The City’s storm drain system is surcharged, and storm water is coming out of the drains onto the streets near the downtown. Please slow down and be cautious when driving on streets that have water over the roadway.

The following roads remain closed:

• Rhodes Street is closed from Carson Street to Curry Street, except to local business traffic.

• A 100 foot section of Combs Canyon Road that’s 1/8 of a mile south of the Lakeview Road intersection — travel is reduced to one lane, please use caution and yield to oncoming traffic. Residents are advised to use the Highway 395 egress/ingress for the Lakeview subdivision.

Carson City Public Works encourages residents to visit to stay up-to-date on the weather, road closures, trail/path closures, sandbag locations and resources that are deployed across the city. Additional public information that’s released will be posted to the City website flood page.

A Flood Hotline has been designated for flood related reporting and questions, which are not life-threatening. The number is (775) 887-2355 and officials ask the public to use this number instead of 9-1-1 for non-emergency flood calls.

Please be watchful of City crews working as they continue to mitigate and assess storm damage.


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