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California roadways repaired and open following quake

California state highway officials said Saturday that all state roadways are repaired and open following Friday evening’s 7.1 magnitude earthquake.

Caltrans also said all bridges have been inspected and deemed safe.

A 30-mile section of State Route 178 between Ridgecrest — the area hit by two major temblors in as many days — and the town of Trona, southwest of Death Valley, was closed Friday night as a result of quake damage. Caltrans said it made temporary repairs overnight to allow the road to reopen.

There are no reports of road damage in the Las Vegas area, but the Nevada Department of Transportation said it anticipates heavy traffic along Interstate 15 and urges motorists to budget additional time.

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