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10-mile backup reported on I-15 headed south

Updated October 25, 2021 - 1:36 pm

Slow traffic continued to be a problem on the southbound lanes of I-15 near the California border Monday afternoon. The RTC reported a 10-mile-long traffic backup as cars approached the state line in the early afternoon.

Traffic had previously thinned out in Las Vegas midmorning Monday after Electric Daisy Carnival concertgoers caused delays on major thoroughfares as they headed home at the conclusion of the three-day festival.

Heavy traffic was reported at 6 a.m. on both Interstate 15 and Las Vegas Boulevard North after the huge dance music festival wrapped up at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway early Monday morning. Tens of thousands of concertgoers were leaving the EDC site at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway just as rush hour was picking up.

By 9 a.m., however, the traffic flow had mostly returned to normal. Ashlee Wellman, spokeswoman for the Nevada Highway Patrol, said traffic backups had cleared in the valley by 8:45 a.m.

Contact Glenn Puit by email at gpuit@reviewjournal.com. Follow @GlennatRJ on Twitter.

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