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Parts of the Sierra pummeled by downpours during Flash Flood Warning, Advisory

Markleeville saw more than 2 inches of rain in less than two hours.

MARKLEEVILLE, Calif. — Markleeville was pummeled by rain during a Flash Flood Warning and Advisory from the National Weather Service.

According NWS meteorologist Mark Deutschendorf, the area saw a total of roughly two to 2 1/4 inches of rain in two hours. He said there were points that saw rain at the rate of half an inch every 10 minutes and some short bursts of 3 inches per hour.

The Flash Flood Warning was issued until 8:45 p.m. for excessive rainfall over the Tamarack, Caldor, Numbers, Mountain View, Slink and Boot burn scar areas. Flash Flood Warning was pushed to 9:45 p.m. for central Inyo County.

 With a Flash Flood Watch in effect until 10 p.m. Thursday, it might lead to debris flows that carry mud and vegetation that could wipe out roadways.

Rising rivers and irrigation canals could also cause flooding. 

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CHP Truckee received reports around 4:18 p.m. of a vehicle potentially stuck in flood waters with the possibility of being swept away.

Caltrans District 10 said Highway 89 just north of Markleeville was closed due to severe flooding. There is no estimate for when the road will reopen.

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WATCH MORE: Nicolette Anderson recorded roadway flooding in the Markleeville area between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Wednesday. Watch the video below. 

Video | Portions of the Sierra pummeled by downpours amid Flash Flood Warning

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