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Flash Flood Warning now in effect for Greater Lake Tahoe area

Markleeville seeing another Flash Flood Warning
Markleeville seeing another Flash Flood Warning 03:12

MARKLEEVILLE – A stretch of Highway 89 in Alpine County is shut down because of severe flooding in an area burned by the Tamarack Fire last summer.

The National Weather Service says a Flash Flood Watch for the greater Lake Tahoe area will remain in place at least until 10 p.m. Thursday.

Officials have since issued a Flash Flood Warning for Alpine County until 3:45 p.m. Thursday. 

Heavy rains yesterday flooded the area on Wednesday, leaving many people in the town of Markleeville stuck in their homes.

Thursday's flash flood watch also applies to the Caldor Fire burn scar in El Dorado County.

NWS forecasters say people who live in impacted areas should prepare for potential flooding impacts.

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