4 people rescued after avalanche northwest of Las Vegas

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Four people were rescued after an avalanche was reported Monday at Lee Canyon, about 35 miles northwest of Las Vegas, officials said.

The avalanche took place around 1:20 p.m. local time, according to the Lee Canyon Ski Resort. The resort suspended operations and dispatched ski patrol.

Clark County officials urged the public to avoid travel on Lee Canyon Road and Kyle Canyon Road following the avalanche.

The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to the area to help find “several people who are reported missing,” the department said on X. In an update, police said they rescued four people who were initially reported missing.