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Additional Roads Now Closed in Sparks

For Immediate Release\r\nContact: Adam Mayberry, 775.353.7894, amayberry@cityofsparks.us\r\n\r\nSparks, NV – Due to widespread flooding, the City has now closed an additional portion of the industrial area west of McCarran Boulevard in Sparks.\r\n\r\nMarietta Way east to McCarran Boulevard, between Greg Street and Glendale Avenue is now closed.  \r\n\r\nRoad closures remain in place at McCarran Boulevard between I-80 and Mill Street.\r\n\r\nSouthbound off-ramp exits at Sparks Boulevard and Vista Boulevard are also closed. \r\n\r\nPolice and barricades are in place preventing access.\r\n\r\nAdditionally, south bound traffic on Pyramid Highway is being detoured to La Posada due to closure at Eagle Canyon/ La Posada / Pyramid Highway Intersection.\r\n\r\nRoads closure will be in place for at least 24 hours or more until assessments can be made that it is safe to return.\r\n\r\nOTHER TIPS AND INFORMATION:\r\n\r\nThe City has established a flood preparedness hotline for general flood information at 775-353-5555 for the next 24-hour period.  The public can also dial 211 for regional flood information.\r\n\r\nStay out of flooded areas until water recedes and public safety officials deem the area safe to enter. The public must stay out of flood waters.  The potential for open manhole covers presents a serious danger.\r\n\r\nOfficial Hashtag, Media and the public are encouraged to ask questions and share information on social media by using the hashtag #NVFlood17\r\n\r\nWhen Flooded, Turn Around, Don’t Drown\r\n\r\nAvoid walking or driving through flood waters.\r\n\r\nJust 6 inches of moving water can knock you down, and 2 feet of water can sweep your vehicle away.\r\n\r\nIf there is a chance of flash flooding, move immediately to higher ground. Flash floods are the #1 cause of weather-related deaths in the US.\r\n\r\nIf floodwaters rise around your car but the water is not moving, abandon the car and move to higher ground. Do not leave the car and enter moving water.\r\n\r\nA map of the City of Sparks Sandbag Stations, along with a tutorial video on how to fill sandbags can be found here.  Additionally, other resources and maps of flood inundation levels at 20 feet up to 24 feet (projection only) is included.\r\n



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