Second day of Johnson Lane flooding
Gardnerville, Nev. — A surge of water was reported heading down Buckbrush Wash at East Valley at 11:53 a.m. today.
East Valley Road is closed south of Eldon, as deputies report a river flowing 200 yards south of Johnson Lane at 12:50 p.m.
Current road closures are Stephanie Lane at Vicky Lane, Stephanie Lane and East Valley, Stephanie Lane at Downs, East Valley and Johnson Lane and at the wash on Nye Lane, according to Sgt. Pat Brooks.
Weather alerts warning of flash flooding in the Johnson Lane area prompted Douglas County to call out forces in preparation.
Heavy rain was reported falling in the Pine Nuts above the northern Carson Valley neighborhood.
The county reported .59 inches per hour of rain was falling as of noon.
East Fork Fire Protection District, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Search and Rescue, Nevada Division of Forestry, Douglas County Road Department, Nevada Highway Patrol and State Division of Emergency Management have responded to the area and are working to evaluate the level of damage to the public infrastructure such as culverts, roads, bridges and water drainage.
The Nevada Department of Emergency Management State Damage Assessment team is on the ground in Douglas County accessing the damage and collecting data. The State emergency operation center has been activated and is working closely with the Douglas County Emergency Manager and the Douglas County Sheriff office in compiling the data that is being collected and providing resources as needed.