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December 2, 2012
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No major flooding in Carson Valley so far

Sierra, Genoa, and Mottsville creeks remain well below their banks so far this morning as heavy rain continues to fall in Carson Valley.

A tree fell across one lane of Centerville, blocking it, but that's being cleared by the county road department, according to County Manager Steve Mokrohisky.

Nearly an inch of rain fell overnight Saturday in Genoa.

High winds overnight prompted power outages throughout the region, including TRE, Winhaven and Alpine Co.

"To the best of our knowledge, power has been restored to these areas for now," Mokrohisky said.

NV Energy handled more than 70 calls for service due to weather related power interruptions.

Spokesman Calder Chism said crews are aware of the outages and are working to repair them.

"They are most likely going to keep happening," he said.

An urban and small stream flood watch remains in effect for the county through 5 p.m.

So far no flooding has closed any routes around Carson Valley. There was a culvert that overflowed near Pineview Estates.

"The report we have is that there is water that was overflowing the culvert, but it was not overflowing onto 395. NDOT is responding to this issue. Highway 395 is open at this time."

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 2, 2012 05:45PM Published Dec 2, 2012 12:58PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.