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Interstate 15 to Las Vegas closed by chemical spill

June 22, 2012 | 10:37 am

Approximate location of incident shown in red.

Interstate 15, linking Southern California to Las Vegas, is closed in both directions at the Nevada state line because an overturned truck was leaking a hazardous chemical, highway officials said.

Caltrans officials said all southbound and northbound lanes were shut down Friday morning because of the accident. The truck was carrying ferric chloride, officials said.

The lanes have been closed at Yates Well Road on the California side. The Nevada Highway Patrol also shut down all southbound lanes.

It has not been determined when the lanes might reopen, and officials are advising people not to use the highway.


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Image: Approximate location of incident shown in red. Credit: Google Maps