Sparks Preps for Flooding

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Updated: 12/02/2012 2:44 pm
====UPDATE====

In an updated press release, the City of Sparks has announced the following road closures:

  • Vista Boulevard and I-80
  • Sparks Boulevard and I-80
  • McCarran Boulevard and E. Nugget Ave
  • Rock Boulevard and I-80
  • Galletti Way and Kietzke Lane.

====UPDATE====        

City of Sparks officials have announced that the Sparks High School evacuation shelter will also allow animals.


Sparks, NV (KRNV & MyNews4.com)-- The City of Sparks has announced additional flood prevention measures being put into effect Saturday, December 1st.

The city is preparing for a flood that is expected in Spark's industrial corridor starting Sunday, December 2nd and could possibly remain until early the following Monday.

In a press release, the City has urged citizens to avoid the industrial area and stay away from the Truckee river until the storm and flooding have passed. The industrial area in Sparks is the area south of I-80 and north of the River, roughly between Vista Boulevard and US 395.

The city has also announced that Kleppe lane between Franklin Way and Greg Street has been closed until further notice. Officials will be using the closed road to establish a flood levee.

Starting at noon on Sunday, December 2nd, Sparks High School at 8720 15th Street has been turned into an evacuation center for those displaced by the flooding. The Sparks Parks and Recreation Gym has also been turned into a shelter for pets.

City workers have also established 11 sandbag stations where businesses and residents can gather bags to help protect against flood damages.

According to the release, the eleven sandbag stations are:

1. Gateway Park, 21st Street and Greg Street
2. Southeast corner, 21st Street and Glendale
3. Rock Park, Rock Park at the Truckee River
4. North side of Freeport Boulevard between Marietta Way and Industrial Way
5. Nugget Avenue and Pyramid Way
6. Glendale Park, Coney Island Drive and Linda Way
7. West side of Stafford Way, north of Greg Street
8. South side of Kresge Lane, west of Watson Way
9. Cottonwood Park, Spice Island Drive at the Truckee River
10. West side of Deming Way, south of Kleppe Lane
11. South side of Salomon Court

Stations 1, 3, 6, and 9 are scheduled to be closed Sunday, December 2 at 10:00 a.m. The city has also posted a map of all sandbag locations on their website.

For further information on emergency flood measures in the City of Sparks, you can also check their television channel, Channel 215 on Charter or Channel 99 on AT&T U-verse.

Expect News 4 to also bring you further flood coverage.
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