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CHP escorting traffic along the I-15 near the CA/NV Stateline after freeway closure

MOUNTAIN PASS, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The California Highway Patrol is currently escorting traffic traveling north or southbound on the I-15 freeway near the California-Nevada Stateline.

About an hour before midnight on Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Caltrans District 8 reported the emergency closure of the I-15 from Nipton Road to Stateline due to weather-reduced roadway visibility.

The hard closure left motorists stranded on the freeway for several hours.

15 freeway closed in the mountain pass near stateline

At 7:16 am, on February 22nd Caltrans shared an update on Twitter and said the road still remained closed due to icy conditions resulting in travel delays.

At 8:08 am, CHP incident logs reported the freeway was shut down and traffic was being sent onto Baker Blvd.

Just before 10:00 am, CHP advised they would be escorting north traffic from the Halloran Springs area. By 10:30 am, CHP started escorting traffic in both directions through the Mountain Pass.

At about 11:30 am, the I-15 freeway through the Mountain Pass area reopened in both directions.

Check back on this story for more updates as they become available.

15 freeway closed in the mountain pass near stateline

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