Nearly 140 homes in Clark County suffered damage
following Monday's rains, and preliminary estimates from the
county's public works department put the cost of cleaning and
repairing area roadways at around $1.1 million, county
spokeswoman Stacey Welling said in a statement.
Over half of the dirt roads in Sandy Valley, some 50 miles (80.5
kilometers) southwest of Las Vegas, were hard hit and would
require $427,000 worth of service alone, Welling said.
The state's Division of Emergency Services is still working to
provide a complete tally of the storm's damage.
The rains were the worst on record in the cities of Phoenix and
Tuscon in Arizona where two women were killed on Monday,
authorities said. They also prompted flash-flood warnings for
areas of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.
Trooper Chelsea Webster of the Nevada Highway Patrol said
emergency workers plucked at least 15 stranded motorists from
their cars and police responded to nearly 70 accidents in the
Las Vegas area following the storm.
The Clark County Department of Public Works expects recovery
efforts to take 30 days to complete, Welling said.
(Reporting by Curtis Skinner in San Francisco; Editing by Susan
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