Updated November 27, 2021 - 4:57 pm
Motorists heading to California Saturday on Interstate 15 were advised to pump fuel, hydrate and check tire air pressure as “major delays” were expected.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada was reporting a 12-mile backup at 5 p.m. Saturday on southbound lanes near the Nevada-California border.
Earlier Saturday the backup was reported at 19 miles.
#FASTALERT 3:30 PM, Nov 27 2021 =UPDATE=
I-15 South To Nevada/California State Line,
16 Mile Backup.
Prepare for delays.
— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) November 27, 2021
The miles-long backup is not unusual during extended-weekend holidays, around the time when California visitors drive back home.
Troopers from both states typically remind motorists around the holidays that driving on the shoulders can lead to traffic citations and additional delays.