STORM DAMAGE CAUSES COTTONWOOD COVE ROAD CLOSURE

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Date: August 27, 2016

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2016
Release No.: 2016-43
Contact: 702-283-2344

UPDATE: COTTONWOOD COVE ROAD NOW OPEN

BOULDER CITY, Nevada –Cottonwood Cove Road is now open. The road was closed east of Searchlight, Nevada, Aug. 26 after flash flooding caused washouts.

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National Park Service 
U.S. Department of the Interior 

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA News Release 

For Immediate Release: August 27, 2016
Release No.: 2016-41
Contact: 702-283-2344

STORM DAMAGE CAUSES COTTONWOOD COVE ROAD CLOSURE 

BOULDER CITY, Nevada – Cottonwood Cove Road remains closed east of Searchlight, Nevada, due to recent storm damage. 

Over the past 24 hours, storms dumped 1 1/2 inches of rain near Cottonwood Cove, causing flash flooding. National Park Service rangers and Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department officers closed the road around 10 p.m. Aug. 26. 

 The road, which provides access to Cottonwood Cove Marina and Six Mile Cove, has been washed out in some locations and is covered with debris in other locations. Most of the damage is west of Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Clark County. 

Employees and individuals who are at the resort and marina are able to leave the area; however four-wheel drive is recommended. Other visitors who bypass the closure may be cited by law enforcement. 

Crews are on the scene assessing the damages. 

According to the National Weather Service, there is a chance for more rain this afternoon. 

For up-to-date information, follow us on Twitter @lakemeadnps. 

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Last updated: August 27, 2016

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