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I-15 between California-Nevada reopens after hours-long closure

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PRIMM, Calif. (VVNG.com) — The northbound and southbound lanes of the I-15 freeway between California and Nevada have officially reopened, according to the California Highway Patrol.

At about 9:00 am., on Friday, Barstow CHP announced both directions of the I-15 between Baker to Primm were open again and advised motorists to use caution when driving through the area.

Caltrans District 8 announced the overnight closure of the freeway when weather conditions in the Mountain Pass turned very dangerous for motorists.

Many of those stranded motorists had no other option but to sleep in their cold vehicles as they waited for the freeway to reopen. Some were reportedly stuck for 10 hours.

Traffic on the southbound side is gridlocked and jammed for many miles as people make their way back into California.

A view of the empty northbound freeway when it was closed. (Photo by Lavonne Russell)
A view of the empty northbound freeway when it was closed. (Photo by Lavonne Russell)

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