I-15 Freeway closed near California-Nevada line because of dust storms

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Sunday, November 19, 2023 11:46PM

ABC7 Eyewitness News

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Southern Californians driving home from Las Vegas on Sunday were hitting big delays as the state closed a portion of the 15 Freeway near the state line because of dust storms.

Strong winds were kicking up dust that made it nearly impossible for drivers to see. Officials closed the 15 in both directions between the state line and Yates Well Road in Nipton. Drivers were tweeting about being stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic for hours.

Officials said they would reopen the road when the winds subside and visibility improves. It wasn’t clear how long that might take but at least one CHP post on X estimated 5 p.m.

For drivers who planned ahead, the CHP suggested using Nipton Road and State Route 95 to bypass the closure.

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