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US 95 near Creech AFB reopens after suspicious item cleared

Updated March 27, 2018 - 9:21 pm

U.S. Highway 95 is open in both directions after a reported suspicious item near the entrance to Creech Air Force Base Tuesday afternoon was deemed safe.

Officials received word about 4 p.m. about a construction truck entering the front gate of the base, about 30 miles northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada Highway Patrol trooper Travis Smaka said. The truck, which had previously entered the base without issues, later returned and was identified as having suspicious equipment by a service dog, Smaka said.

The Department of Defense investigated and determined there was no threat, Smaka said.

Troopers temporarily closed both directions of U.S. 95 at the request of the Department of Defense, Smaka said.

Contact Mike Shoro at mshoro@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-5290. Follow @mike_shoro on Twitter.

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