LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Nevada and California Highway Patrol added extra troopers to Interstate 15 on Wednesday near the Nevada-California border as Thanksgiving weekend travel starts for many drivers.
The NHP reported troopers had issued 470 citations as of 3 p.m. with four drivers cited near Primm/Jean for speed and then again on the I-15 near St. Rose Parkway.
Wow, these folks really wanted to meet our State Troopers today. Both of these drivers received speeding citations in Primm and then again by our motors at St Rose Pkwy. 🤦🏻♂️ #drivesafenv #buckleup #arrivealive #nhpsocomm pic.twitter.com/RBk1JI4heh— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) November 25, 2020
NHP said its extra patrols would continue into the evening Wednesday with troopers looking for motorists driving on the shoulders and other hazardous moving violations.
AAA Nevada predicted that holiday travel is expected to be down by at least 10% nationwide compared to 2019. Still, the NHP said drivers should expect traffic delays near the NV-CA border over the holiday weekend, especially on Sunday.
The NHP and CHP reported they issued a total of 628 citations on Wednesday.