Flash flood warning issued for Truckee River

December 1, 2012 12:52:50 PM PST
The Truckee River is forecast to overflow its banks near Truckee and Reno beginning early Sunday morning.

Crews in Reno are filling sandbags in an industrial section of Sparks that could be under four feet of water by 7 p.m. Sunday night.

The Truckee River is expected to reach four feet above flood stage from Highway 395 in Reno through Sparks.

The Truckee River is predicted to flood between Squaw Creek and the town of Truckee.

Authorities warn there is potential for major damage to homes, roads and bridges by late Sunday morning.


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