Flash flood warning expires for Markleeville, watch in effect until 9 p.m.

Rain arrives with a bang from a thunderclap over Gardnerville.

Rain arrives with a bang from a thunderclap over Gardnerville.
Photo by Kurt Hildebrand.


A flash flood warning issued for Markleeville and the surrounding area on Monday afternoon was canceled after about an hour.

Lighting and rain struck Carson Valley and Markleeville around 3:15 p.m. 

Thunderstorms brought heavy rain over the Tamarack Fire on Monday afternoon. A flooding advisory issued at 2:30 p.m. Monday fo Alpine, northern Mono, southern Lyon and Douglas counties was canceled at 4 p.m. Forecasters said flooding is no longer expected to pose a threat.

A flash flood watch is in effect until 9 p.m. Monday for most of the Sierra Front as slow-moving thunderstorms cruise over Carson Valley. 

In preparation for flooding, Douglas County has self-fill sandbag stations on Leviathan Mine Road near the water town and at Holbrook Highlands on Alba Vista a quarter mile down Highland Way.

Forecasters are concerned that heavy rain on the burn area may carry mud and debris into communities around the fire, including Spring Valley and Holbrook Junction. Firefighters responded to a report of a transformer that blew up near Topaz Lake Park Road around 3:15 p.m.


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