Following the recent heavy rains, some area roads are closed because of flooding.
But does that mean they’re really closed?
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office has said that they would be citing drivers for driving on closed roads – with no warnings.
So, on Friday, I ventured onto Spangler Rd. because it was still closed.
Traffic was still very heavy.
I was there for about a half hour and saw at least 50 cars and two motorcycles on the closed Spangler Rd.
“They’ll fly through and see how fast they can go,” said Dave Patko of Aero Composites on Spangler Rd. right in the flooded area.
“I didn’t get any water in my building this time, but the guy next door is a different story,” said Patko. “If they go too fast, the water washes into his garage.
Standing water was within a few feet of the neighbor’s house.
I tried to speak with the neighbor, but no one would answer the door.
“The county engineer was just here to see how deep the water is,” said Patko. “I haven’t seen anyone writing tickets.”
According to the National Weather Service, six inches of fast moving water can knock over an adult. Twelve inches can carry away a small car.
It is never safe to drive or walk into flood waters.