Morning News Roundup – Independence Day Edition

Posted By on July 4, 2015

Staff Reports

GARDNERVILLE, Nev. — Happy Independence Day to everyone out there.

A quick Fourth of July morning news roundup: The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for much of Western Nevada, including Douglas County, today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Slow-moving thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected to hammer the area, mainly during the afternoon. This could cause flash flooding in small creeks and streams near steeper terrain, near burn scars of wildland fires – including the Washington Fire area in Alpine County and low-lying areas. The high today is expected to hit 90 degrees with between a half-inch and three-quarters of an inch of rain expected to fall (80 percent chance) on the Valley.

East Fork Fire Protection, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Search and Rescue worked water flow coming out of the Pine Nuts into various washes in Fish Springs Friday evening. There was water over the roadway in a few spots but it entered its banks again on the opposite side of the road, according to Douglas County Emergency Management.

Crews also responded to a lightning strike fire on East Side Lane which was contained and controlled.

    Here is our schedule of Fourth of July celebration events.

That’s a full lid for this morning. Take care out there and have a wonderful and safe Fourth of July.