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U.S. Highway 95 Temporarily Closed Near Tonopah Due to 6.4 Earthquake

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TONOPAH, NEV., — A 6.4-magnitude earthquake at approximately 4:03 a.m. this morning, 20 miles southeast of Mina, resulted in minor pavement damage to a half-mile section of U.S. Highway 95, north of the U.S. Route 6 junction in Tonopah.

Most of the cracked areas have a minor lift that, as a temporary fix, will be shaved to minimize roadway surface bumps until a full repair can be scheduled in the future.

As a preventative safety measure, meanwhile, the department has temporarily closed U.S. Highway 95 between the U.S. Route 6 junction and U.S. Highway 360, with traffic being detoured while maintenance crews perform emergency repairs and inspect for further damage.

The temporary closure will remain in place until 5 p.m., May 15. Motorists should use alternate detour routes, if possible. For the latest state highway conditions, visit nvroads.com or call 511 before driving.

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(Photo by Esmeralda County Sheriff’s Office)
The quake caused a small crack along the shoulder of the roadway. (Photo by Esmeralda County Sheriff's Office)
The quake caused a small crack along the shoulder of the roadway. (Photo by Esmeralda County Sheriff’s Office)

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