Flash flood warning issued for Pine Nuts
August 6, 2014
Residents along Fish Springs Road are being asked to shelter in place, and not to drive on Fish Springs Road, which is covered with debris from flooding.
Water has left Pine Nut Creek and is going down Fish Springs Road. Firefighters say that water will affect access to a large number of homes.
Fish Springs Road is being closed at East Valley. Toler Avenue is being closed at Orchard Road as water from Pine Nut Creek makes its way into the Valley.
Those residents who can find higher ground without using Fish Springs Road are encouraged to do so.
Residents in the 1100 block of Jacobsen Lane are reporting water all around their home.
Heavy rain over the former Bison Burn has sent flood waters down Pine Nut Creek, filling it and prompting officials to call out Douglas County Search and Rescue and Fish Springs volunteer firefighters.
There are reports from upstream on Pine Nut Creek that flooding is subsiding.
A flash flood warning is in effect through 11 p.m. for the Pine Nut Mountains above the Pine Nut Creek area, according to the National Weather Service.
Firefighters are reporting major flooding along Pine Nut Creek with water flowing toward Carson Valley.
The flooding appears to be causing sporadic power outages in the area. NV Energy is on its way to eastern Fish Springs where nine homes are reported without power. No estimate of restoration is available.
A Lena Lane resident reported Pine Nut Creek had turned into a large river. She told authorities she wasn’t in any danger. Lena Lane is located near City of Refuge in Fish Springs. They report water is running high in the creek there. Reverse 911 is down, but neighbors in Fish Springs are contacting one another.
Firefighters are responding to a single tree ignited by a lighting strike above Pine Nut 2 near Sierra Spirit Ranch. More than an inch of rainfall has fallen between 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. , according to the National Weather Service.
Small creeks, including Pine Nut Creek, draining the area are subject to flash flooding.
In Alpine County, deputies reported a thunderstorm at about 7:20 p.m. caused mudslides along Wolf Creek Road not far from the Junction of highways 89 and 4 near Markleeville.
Forecasters say residents in flood prone or low lying areas should move to higher ground. Motorists shouldn’t try to cross swift flowing water by foot or automobile.
The flash flood warning over the Pine Nuts is set to expire at 11:30 p.m.
Flash flooding has been reported in Central Nevada, near Luning where water is reported to be filling the ditch and starting to cover Highway 95. The Mineral County Sheriff’s Office reported a mudslide near Lucky Boy Road near Hawthorne.