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Southbound lanes reopened on Interstate 15 at Nevada state line

June 22, 2012 |  1:45 pm

Ferric chloride spill that closed Interstate 15.

All southbound lanes of Interstate 15, a key link between Southern California and Las Vegas, have been reopened in the aftermath of a truck accident that triggered the release of a hazardous chemical, Caltrans officials said.

But one of two northbound lanes remains closed at the Nevada state line. Officials have not determined when it will be reopened.

The lanes were closed early Friday morning when a truck carrying ferric chloride overturned in the median.

To avoid delays, northbound motorists were being advised to take Interstate 40 east to U.S. 95 and proceed north to Las Vegas.


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Photo: Ferric chloride spill that closed Interstate 15. Credit: Caltrans