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Nevada, California Highway Patrol step up Thanksgiving patrols on I-15

Troopers issue 628 citations
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Posted at 4:01 PM, Nov 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-26 20:51:38-05

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.

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.

TRAFFIC: Current road conditions

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.

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The NHP and CHP reported they issued a total of 628 citations on Wednesday.