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I-15 freeway near Baker reopens after overnight snowstorm prompted hours-long closure

BAKER, Calif. (VVNG.com) — An overnight snowstorm prompted a closure of the I-15 freeway that lasted for several hours near the community of Baker.

At about 5:00 am, on Thursday, February 8, 2024, Caltrans District 8 officials confirmed the closure on the southbound I-15 Mountain Pass and said all lanes were blocked due to a stuck big rig.

Photos shared with VVNG from motorists stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic showed the roadway covered in snow and slush.

On the northbound I-15, the no.3 lane remained open, while all other lanes were closed. A motorist told VVNG he was stuck for over two hours.

By 8:45 am, Caltrans District 8 officials confirmed both directions of travel had reopened.

According to the National Weather Service, after several days of constant rain, the bulk of our storm has passed.

snow on the southbound 15 freeway near baker

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