Sparks Police urge drivers to avoid flooded areas

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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) - The Sparks Police Department warns drivers there are still areas of the city with flooding.

Flooding near Pah Rah Park in Sparks

They ask drivers to avoid the areas of York Way and Goldy Drive, York Way and Glen Vista Drive, York Way to Ralph Court, Glen Vista Drive and Glen Molly Drive and Glen Vista Drive from Howard Drive to Glen Valley Drive.

Also, there is ice on Victorian Avenue going east from El Rancho Drive.

The city of Sparks was already telling drivers to avoid the areas of Baring Boulevard and Springland Drive and Shadow Lane near Pah Rah Park due to flooding. The park itself is closed until further notice.

Reports of standing water in the road started coming in just after 6:30 a.m. Thursday, February 14, 2019.

Public Works Director Ron Korman said there was more than a foot of water in those areas.

There is also excess water at the intersection of Pyramid and Eagle Canyon.

Officials are reminding people not to drive through standing water. They say just six inches of water will reach the bottom of most passenger cars, which can cause loss of control or possible stalling.

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