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Floods force hundreds of evacuations along Nevada mountains

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — A massive winter storm that could be the biggest to slam the region in more than a decade prompted the evacuation of hundreds of homes in northern Nevada and triggered flooding and mudslides that blocked major highways and stranded motorists in Northern California.

Crews in California cleared trees and debris Sunday following mudslides caused by steady rain accompanying the system that could dump 15 inches in the foothills of the Sierra and heavy snow on the mountain tops before it’s expected to move east early Monday. Forecasters warned a second storm is expected to hit the already drenched area Monday night. – READ MORE

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