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September 11, 2012
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Las Vegas struck by flash flooding

Students at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, got a sudden swimming pool courtesy of heavy rainstorms that flooded the parking lot near Tropicana Avenue.

The University reported flooding has subsided on Maryland Parkway between Tropicana Avenue and Flamingo Road, Harmon Avenue between Swenson Street and the Lied Library.

Automated rainfall sensors reported 1.3 inches fell in spots of Clark County, with thunderstorms moving at 5-10 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

The southbound lane of Interstate 15 near Moapa north of Las Vegas was closed due to flash flooding at 3 p.m.

Las Vegas is under a flash flood watch until 6 p.m. tonight as heavy rains move off to the east.

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The Record Courier Updated Sep 12, 2012 09:05AM Published Sep 11, 2012 08:24PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.