1:30 P.M. UPDATE: U.S. 95/I-515 has reopened after a crash this morning involving 2 semi-trucks.
11:25 A.M. UPDATE: The northbound lanes of U.S. 95/I-515 between Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue are still closed.
9:30 A.M. UPDATE: Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says the driver has been freed from the wreckage and is being transported to a local hospital. Nevada Department of Transportation is on the scene and is assisting with the cleanup of a fuel spill. U.S. 95 will remain closed until the fuel can be removed. Nevada Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
9:30 UPDATE: Trapped driver freed from wreckage, enroute to Trauma, crews cleaning up, MVA under investigation by @NHPSouthernComm , NVDOT as scene assisting HAZMAT WITH FUEL SPILL. US95NB still closed at Charleston Bl. #PIO1NEWS https://t.co/UdTAO75J3y pic.twitter.com/o7hlffdwTc— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) August 17, 2021
#TrafficAlert Crash involving 2 tractor trailers US95/Charleston Blvd. NB US95 Closed for fuel leak & possible fire hazard. NB Traffic being diverted off at Charleston. #DriveSafeNV #LivesAreOnTheLine #NHPSoComm— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) August 17, 2021
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says 2 semi-trucks have collided in the northbound lanes of U.S. 95/Interstate 515 between Charleston Boulevard and Eastern Avenue.
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LVFR says they are in the process of extricating one of the drivers. Drivers should see alternate routes.
#FASTALERT 8:58 AM, Aug 17 2021— RTC Southern Nevada (@RTCSNV) August 17, 2021
Crash I-515 NB At Charleston Blvd
US-95 NB all lanes blocked after Charleston
Use other routes
SERIOUS MVA TOC: 8:48AM. US95NB between E. Charleston Bl & N Eastern Ave, NB US95 now closed at Charleston Bl, two semi-trucks collided, 1 driver trapped @LasVegasFD Heavy Rescue 44 enroute for extrication, fuel leak, crews working. #PIO1NEWS pic.twitter.com/oyHZw4Ythp— Las Vegas FireRescue (@LasVegasFD) August 17, 2021
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.
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