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South Las Vegas Strip remains closed to traffic Monday

Updated October 2, 2017 - 3:19 pm

Las Vegas Boulevard remained closed between Tropicana Avenue and Sunset Road on Monday afternoon, and it was unclear when it would reopen to traffic as Las Vegas police investigated Sunday’s deadly mass shooting near Mandalay Bay, local transit officials said.

Surrounding roads and Interstate 15 were clogged as morning commuters looked for alternative routes to get around the Strip.

Hacienda Avenue was closed Frank Sinatra Drive and Reno Avenue, while Russell Road was reopened to traffic, said Angela Castro, a spokeswoman for the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada.

Bus service was interrupted along the Strip, with detours on the Deuce, Strip/ Downtown Express and Route 119, Castro said.

Both directions of I-15 were closed between Blue Diamond Road and Charleston Boulevard for several hours overnight after the shooting, but the freeway was opened in time for the morning commute.

Airline traffic resumed operations early Monday after more than 20 flights were diverted away from Las Vegas immediately after the shooting, said Christine Crews, a spokeswoman for McCarran International Airport. Many of those jetliners were diverted to Phoenix, along with airports in Los Angeles, Ontario, Salt Lake City and Denver, according to flightradar24.com.

Contact Art Marroquin at amarroquin@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0336. Follow @AMarroquin_LV on Twitter.

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