Mesquite, NV, May 27th, 10:45 am PST-
The Memorial Day Weekend Traffic on Interstate 15 got kicked off with an accident on Southbound I-15, a rollover that resulted in both lanes being blocked for about 45 minutes. The accident was reported a little before 10:00 am PST. It has been reported that it involves a smaller passenger car and a larger utility truck.
This has resulted in a halt of traffic which just barely reopened to one lane of travel, please remember to go by the accident scene located at mm 107 on top of Mormon Mesa south of Mesquite with proper speed and with caution. It will remain one lane until an investigation and the authorities are done with the scene.
The Northbound is currently doing good with some slowdowns at work zones. Expect traffic to be bad from 10 am until 10 pm. The worst times are approximately around noon to 5 pm. At those times, expect about an hour delay.
Other than the accident, there are only small slowdowns in work zones for Southbound and at the Virgin River Bridge Project at Beaver Dam/Littlefield on both sides.
Things may change this weekend as it is Memorial Weekend. Expect major delays.
Weather predictions are a blazing 100s d or Friday but will cool down starting Saturday in higher 90s and then down in the 80s by Sunday, Make plans to have plenty of water and gasoline for the extra time. Also, check your tires.
The best times to travel with less traffic are early in the morning before 8:00 am PST and in the evenings after 10:00 pm PST.
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Please be careful, respectful, and considerate of others when merging. Drive the posted speed limits and travel safely!