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Water Main Break Closes Road, Stops Water for 20 Homes

Water Main Break Closes Road, Stops Water for 20 Homes

Crews from the Las Vegas Valley Water District were called out to a neighborhood near Flamingo Road and Mountain Vista Street to repair a water main break.

The pipe broke Thursday afternoon on Florrie Avenue, which is near Viking Road and Mountain Vista Street. The break impacted about 20 customers. Crews expect the road and the water to be turned back on Thursday evening.

Once the repair on the pipe is finished, the pipe will have to be recharged and temporary asphalt patch placed on the road. Another crew will eventually make a permanent replacement of the asphalt.

I-215 Widening Work Causes Detours in McCarran Airport Connector

I-215 Widening Work Causes Detours in McCarran Airport Connector


Ongoing construction work on Interstate 215 near McCarran Airport will bring major traffic headaches for nighttime drivers beginning Sunday.

Northbound and southbound lanes of the airport connector will cause detours and delays for the next couple of weeks. Workers are doing groundwork for the expansion of the bridge over the connector as part of a project to widen I-215 between Interstate 15 and Windmill Lane. Rotating closures begin Sunday and continue through August 16. They will usually start at 7 p.m. and finish at 5 a.m.

Northbound drivers will detour to the Warm Springs Road off-ramp, where traffic will be directed east on Warm Springs and then back to the I-215 heading west to the connector tunnel.

Southbound drivers will exit the Airport Connector at Hidden Wells Road, turn left (south) on Gilespie Street, then left (east) onto Warm Springs, where they can pick up the eastbound I-215. The tunnel north of I-215 leading into the airport will remain open. The work schedule is as follows during previously listed hours:

Sewer Project will Close Street and Force Lane Restrictions


A sewer rehabilitation project will force a road closure and lane restrictions starting Thursday. The project is expected to last through at least July 31.

Sheppard Drive will be closed to through traffic between Harmon Avenue and Sacks Drive. People who live on the stretch of the road can access their homes from Margo or Sacks Drives.

The project will also force lane restrictions on Harmon Avenue. East and westbound lanes of Harmon will be pushed to the north side of Harmon Avenue between Nellis Boulevard and Boulder Highway.

The work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Lane restrictions will stay in place even when crews are not working.


New Las Vegas Allegiant Flight to Land in Honolulu

New Las Vegas Allegiant Flight to Land in Honolulu


HONOLULU (AP) -- The first Allegiant Airlines flight from Las Vegas will be greeted in Honolulu with lei, Hawaiian music and a blessing.

The inaugural flight arrives Friday at Honolulu International Airport.

Last year, Las Vegas-based Allegiant Travel Co. received federal certification to fly a bigger plane, which company officials said was a step toward providing service to Hawaii. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has said Allegiant's Hawaii service would help cultivate first-time travelers to the islands.

Honolulu will also welcome a new Allegiant flight from Fresno, Calif., on Sunday.

Tourism officials say both flights are estimated to provide $30 million in visitor spending and $3 million in tax revenue annually for Hawaii.

The airline focuses on connecting small cities with leisure destinations.

FAA to Investigate JetBlue Emergency Incident

FAA to Investigate JetBlue Emergency Incident


LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Federal aviation officials are investigating an emergency landing in Las Vegas last weekend of a New York-bound aircraft that circled for almost four hours after the pilot reported a hydraulic system failure.

FAA spokesman Ian Gregor said Thursday that investigators are looking at what happened on JetBlue Flight 194 before it returned safely Sunday to its point of origin at McCarran International Airport.

A JetBlue statement said the aircraft departed at 3:45 p.m. for John F. Kennedy International Airport with 150 passengers and five crew members aboard before the captain declared an emergency after losing one of three hydraulic systems.

The A320 aircraft used its backup hydraulics, burned fuel, and landed safely at McCarran.

JetBlue said a replacement aircraft flew the passengers overnight to New York, and they received refunds.

McCarran Offers Online Guide to New Terminal

The new terminal at McCarran International Airport opens in five weeks. However, those interested in the Terminal 3 expansion can now get an online guide to the new facility.

Airport officials released a 46-page guide Tuesday with general facts on McCarran and the new terminal. It also has maps, driving directions and details on T3's shopping and dining options.

 “Interest in Terminal 3 extends around the world. We are excited to present its key details before potential travelers and other airport aficionados,” said Randall H. Walker, Director of Aviation for Clark County.

Terminal 3 is set to open June 27. It will add 1.9 million square feet to the airport. The new terminal is designed to relieve congestion at Terminal 1. To see and print the online guide, go to mccarran.com.