Vice President Mike Pence’s arrival in town is creating heavy traffic on U.S. Highway 95 near the Las Vegas Strip, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Pence is in Las Vegas to stump for Republican Congressional candidate Cresent Hardy on Saturday morning. The heavy traffic around the U.S. 95 and the 215 Beltway is due to security for the vice president, the highway patrol said.
In an email, Highway Patrol spokesman Jason Buratczuk said Pence’s motorcade covered “the whole resort corridor” and part of U.S. 95.
Buratczuk also said “the entire route” for Pence was “locked down” for security.
Pence also will be in Carson City on Saturday afternoon to rally with incumbent Republican U.S. Sen Dean Heller and Attorney General Adam Laxalt, the Republican governor nominee.
A crash was also reported on the Interstate 15 northbound at the southern 215 Beltway, according to a tweet from the Regional Transportation Authority. The left and center lanes are blocked on the I-15.
#FASTALERT 26-Oct-18 8:34 pm,
Crash on I-15 Northbound at CC-215 (Southern Beltway),
Freeway left and center lanes blocked,
— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) October 27, 2018