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Governor Lombardo Assesses Flood Damage at Mt. Charleston During Site Visit

By TheNevadaGlobeStaff, August 26, 2023 1:01 pm

LAS VEGAS – As recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Hilary’s devastation, Governor Lombardo toured the flood-damaged areas of Mt. Charleston today. Unfortunately, the road to recovery comes with challenges, as government officials have declared that Kyle Canyon and the Spring Mountains will remain closed to the public indefinitely.

Deb MacNeill, the area manager for the Spring Mountains National Recreation Area, stated, ‘We will reopen as soon as it’s safe.’ She also highlighted the extensive closures at Deer Creek, upper Kyle, upper Lee, and all recreation off at Deer Creek, which will keep the area closed until at least October 1.

Media representatives were granted access to Kyle Canyon on Friday, marking the first opportunity to witness and document the extensive damages inflicted by the storm. The damages encompass roads, buildings, trees, power lines, and water systems.

Officials from various entities including Clark County, the Mt. Charleston Fire Protection District, and the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) emphasized that the only individuals allowed access to the area are local residents and agencies engaged in repair work. The priority remains to ensure safety and facilitate efficient recovery efforts.

Credits: News3LV

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