ROADS: Portion of Nevada’s I-15 remains closed due to flooding

DOT creates three detour routes so crews can tend to a critical 50-mile stretch

News September 11, 2014
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Flood damage continues to disrupt the current of traffic on U.S. roadways.
 
On Monday, the victim was Nevada’s I-15, which took on so much water that a stretch of 50 miles remained closed on Sept. 11. Nevada DOT officials estimate the cost to repair the route will be in upwards of $5 million. Motorists were using one of three detours to get around the mess. Traffic has been extremely heavy on the alternate routes.
 
Nevada DOT crews have been working 24/7 to re-open I-15.
 
Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency on Sept. 9 for Clark County and the Moapa Band of Paiutes Reservation. The Moapa Valley was the hardest hit from the flooding and much of it remains covered in mud and debris.

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