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City of Sparks encountering numerous areas of flash flooding

For Immediate Release\r\nContact: Adam Mayberry, 775.353.7894 (o), 775-232-4636 (c), amayberry@cityofsparks.us\r\n\r\nSparks, NV – Due to torrential rains and heavy runoff overnight, the City of Sparks is experiencing numerous areas of flash flooding.\r\n\r\nResidents and motorist should exercise extreme caution on the morning commute, and expect delays.\r\n\r\nFLASH FLOODING AREAS\r\n\r\nThe areas along E. Glendale Ave, Meredith Way and Franklin Way are closed due to flash flood waters.\r\n\r\nIt is strongly recommended to avoid the following areas that are heavily impacted by flash floods:\r\n

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  • Springland Drive between Lida Lane and Sparks Boulevard.
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  • Sparks Boulevard and Eagle Pass Road
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  • El Rancho Drive between G Street and Victorian Avenue
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  • Rock Boulevard underpass at Interstate 80
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  • Coney Island Drive and Linda Way
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\r\nTRAFFIC SIGNALS\r\n\r\nAdditionally, there are traffic signals that are operating with flashing reds.  Motorists should proceed with caution at the following intersections:\r\n

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  • Rock Boulevard and I-80 (eastbound on-ramp)
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  • Rock Boulevard & Hymer Avenue
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  • El Rancho Drive & Victorian Avenue
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  • El Rancho Drive & Prater Way
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\r\nTRUCKEE RIVER\r\n\r\nThe City is reminding the public to stay away from the Truckee River and the North Truckee Drain.  The Truckee River in Sparks continues to remain above flood stage and conditions remain dangerous.\r\n

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