Friday flooding

mcsoMono County Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger confirmed that flooding did hit areas of northern Mono County Friday.

Heavy rains fell and seriously flooded the road to Twin Lakes out of Bridgeport. Obenberger said that a call came in at 6:15 Friday evening that water and mud a few feet deep had flooded out the road on the west end of lower Twin Lakes Near the housing tract there.

The Undersheriff said he received a photo that showed mud and water above the door frame of a jeep. Mono County road crews went to work to clear the road which is now reportedly passable.

Friday afternoon, flooding occurred in other northern Mono County areas and caused temporary closure of Highway 395 south of Gardnerville. Nevada news reports said that flooding and rock slides closed 395 Friday afternoon. Officials said in the past two fire seasons, there were two major wildfires in the area which has made terrain unstable and susceptible to mudslides.

Flooding had also caused highway closures in the Death Valley area.


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3 Responses to Friday flooding

  1. Wayne Deja August 20, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    Heard about this over the week-end….I have a 4 night trip planned to the Twin Lakes area in a couple weeks…Does anyone know if the campgrounds are still open,or if Doc and Al’s resort was damaged,effected or closed ?

  2. Mary August 20, 2012 at 8:29 pm #

    The slide was above Doc and Al’s, and the road is open all the way to the top.

  3. Taxpayer August 21, 2012 at 6:05 am #

    “Mono County road crews went to work to clear the road which is now reportedly passable”
    Isn’t this one of those “services” that this blog wonders what on earth do our taxpayer dollars go towards?


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