I-15 Reopens After Temporary Shutdown

The Weather Channel reported that flash flooding is possible in the southwest starting on Saturday October 17 through the weekend. ‏

Mesquite Police department posted to their facebook page just after 7pm Sunday night that I-15 was temporarily shutdown. “Interstate 15 has been temporarily shut down at milepost 60 in Nevada while NDOT works on clearing flood debris. It is currently unknown how long the shutdown is going to be in place. For more detailed information regarding the flood debris or when I-15 will re-open, please contact the Nevada Highway Patrol or Nevada Department of Transportation.”

The Interstate was opened shortly after as Mesquite Police reported “NHP has re-opened the interstate at milepost 60. All the flood debris has been removed for now.”

A flash flood warning made several locations on look-out: Henderson, North Las Vegas, Mesquite, Boulder City. Littlefield, Beaver Dam, Moapa Town, Las Vegas Bay, Lake Las Vegas, Overton, Virgin River Gorge, the motor speedway, Moapa Valley, Echo Bay, Boulder Beach, Boulder Beach campground. Callville Bay campground, Hoover Dam, Callville Bay and Temple Bar campground. This included the following highways. Interstate 15 in Arizona between mile markers 0 and 14.

Last September I-15 received it’s worst road damage in a long time. We continue to see these flash floods effecting travelers on I-15 and neighbors in Las Vegas areas as this moves them into the 3rd wettest October reported. We will continue to update on closures on I-15.

Photo from twitter @weatherchannel

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