For Immediate Release
UPDATE 7:15 P.M., JUNE 10, 2013: Route 447 and Route 34 near Gerlach have been re-opened. Motorists in that area are urged to exercise caution while driving as further flooding of the area may be possible.
Reno, Nevada. June 10, 2013. Washoe County road crews have closed Route 447, approximately 5 miles north of Gerlach, due to flooding over the roadway. County Route 34 north out of Gerlach is also closed as there is heavy water and debris washing out the road in many locations. At this time it is not known when those routes will re-open.
The County is also working on localized flooding in the Spanish Springs area from La Posada to Calle De La Plata east of the Pyramid Lake Highway. Crews in the area are now clearing debris from the roadways.
Washoe County will update this information as it becomes available.