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Flash floods push cars from California desert highway

August 23, 2016

NEEDLES (AP) — The National Weather Service says vehicles were washed off a Southern California desert highway as a band of thunderstorms led to powerful flash flooding.

 

The weather service says the flooding was reported Monday evening on State Route 95 near Interstate 40 in Needles, along the state's border with Nevada and Arizona.

 

The Los Angeles Times reported flowing water pushed an unknown number of vehicles from the roadway. It's unclear if any motorists were injured or stranded in their vehicles.

 

A flash flood warning was lifted at 11:45 p.m.

 

The storms brought gusty winds that topped 65 mph at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas.

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