Crews rescue 2 from Vegas wash with flowing storm runoff

November 20, 2019 GMT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Crews rescued two people from a wash with flowing water from rain runoff in Las Vegas where officials said water also caused an electrical short that set a school bus afire Wednesday.

The Fire Department said the people rescued from the wash weren’t injured and that the driver and the two children who were on the bus that caught fire got off safely and also weren’t injured.

The rainfall and runoff also snarled traffic and contributed to numerous collisions.

The National Weather Service said 0.35 inch of rain (09 centimeter) fell through 8 a.m., breaking a record set in 1963.