Rain brings many obstacles for Las Vegas Valley residents


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Rain brings many obstacles for Las Vegas Valley residents

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Nov 23, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Three days of rain left part of Lindell Road near Sahara ankle deep in water.

It's something residents there have experienced before.

"It's like normally if it rains the city will come and pump the water out but we haven't seen them yet but it's nice lakefront property deal right now," joked Beverly Wenger.

Some cars turned around. Others went right through, but one car wasn't so lucky. The water was just too high for the couple heading to the gym. Matthew Thompson and his girlfriend got stranded in their car.

"It was a little dark and I figured I'd be able to get through but I didn't realize how deep it was. Now I'm stuck," said Thompson.

But a stalled car didn't stop traffic. The rain wreaked havoc all over the Las Vegas Valley.

The weather closed the Magical Forest at Opportunity Village. It was supposed to open on Friday but if they're lucky they'll open on Sunday.

NHP said there were 133 crashes on area roads since Friday afternoon. Storm drains were clogged, and a traffic management team put in effect at McCarran International Airport delayed arriving flights approximately 90-minutes.

When it comes to bad weather though, many had to learn a lesson the hard way.

The Magical Forest annual tree lighting is rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 29.