Traffic Advisory: Semi rollover causes miles of traffic backup on southbound I-15 in Nevada

A semitractor-trailer sits on its side following a rollover on southbound Intestate 15 in Nevada near mile marker 61, causing traffic backup in the area, Aug. 20, 2017 | Photo courtesy Nevada Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Travelers heading through Nevada on southbound Interstate 15 near North Las Vegas can expect delays as congestion eases following a crash that occurred in the area early Sunday.

Traffic is backed up following a rollover on southbound Intestate 15 in Nevada near mile marker 61, Aug. 20, 2017 | Photo courtesy Nevada Highway Patrol, St. George News

A semitractor-trailer loaded with hay rolled on southbound I-15 at mile marker 61 at 5 a.m. PDT, Nevada Highway Patrol spokesperson Chealsea Stuenkel said.

Traffic was backed up for several miles as it took responders nearly 12 hours to clear the semi from the road.

As of approximately 4:30 p.m. PDT, the Nevada Department of Transportation announced that the road is cleared, but it will still take some time for the congestion to clear up and allow traffic to flow again.

The driver of the semi was transported to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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4 Comments

  • old school August 20, 2017 at 6:29 pm

    Travelers returning to Southern Utah through Nevada on southbound Interstate 15? Anybody proof reading this stuff?????

    • Paul Dail Paul Dail August 20, 2017 at 7:53 pm

      Old School, thank you for bringing that to our attention. It has been remedied.

      Thanks for being an active (and observant 🙂 part of St. George News.

      Paul Dail
      ST. GEORGE NEWS
      Editor, Reporter

  • Loyal Opposition August 20, 2017 at 8:27 pm

    I hope that the details of the rest of this article is not as false as the details that I KNOW are false. Nevada is not on PST (Pacific Standard Time) Apparently Joseph Witham doesn’t know that the United States of America, with a few exceptions begin Daylight Saving Time in March and don’t go back on Standard Time until November. If he wants to accurately record the times in Standard Time, he would need to fall back one hour. The correct times would be 4AM PST and 3:30 PM PST or record it correctly in Daylight Saving Time which would be 5AM PDT and 4:30 PDT. With all the false news that is being reported, this article just goes along with the rest of it.

    • comments August 20, 2017 at 10:37 pm

      woah. not all of us are time zone experts. you should calm your little angry self down. lol

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