Flood warning into Saturday for southern Elko County
ELKO, Nev. (AP) - The National Weather Service has issued a flood warning for urban areas and small streams in parts of northeast Nevada's Elko County through 1:30 p.m. Saturday.
The service says Lamoille Creek was beginning to rise Wednesday afternoon south of Elko due to accelerated snow melt in the mountains.
It says the creek should reach flood stage Wednesday night and continue to flow close to flood stage most of Thursday with some minor flooding expected.
The Nevada Department of Transportation says it's also keeping a close eye on the Humboldt River in north-central Nevada and may have to temporarily close State Route 795 in Winnemucca.
The mile-long route connects U.S. Highway 95 with State Route 289 in northeastern Winnemucca and destinations east of U.S. Interstate 80. But alternate routes are available in the area.
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