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RECAP: New Year's Eve celebrations in Las Vegas | 2019-2020

Posted at 7:57 PM, Dec 31, 2019
and last updated 2020-01-01 16:49:13-05

13 Action News has multiple crews stationed around the valley for New Year's Eve, including crews on Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street Experience and on top of the Palms hotel-casino.


Las Vegas police reported no major incidents during the New Year's Eve celebration on the Las Vegas Strip and the Fremont Street Experience. However, there were three felony and 12 misdemeanor arrests with four citations issued along with 20 medical transports, according to authorities.

Between the hours of 6 p.m. on Dec. 31 to 6 a.m. on Jan. 1 Nevada Highway Patrol arrested 31 motorists on suspicion of DUI. Their first wrong way driver call of the new year came in at 1:17 a.m. on the I-11.

1:11 A.M.

12:42 A.M.
According to Clark County, a total of 18 people have been transported to local hospitals. At least 10 of those transports was related to alcohol.

12:32 A.M.
The first arrest of 2020 by the DUI strike team.

12:13 A.M.
Las Vegas Fire & Rescue says that they have transported one adult to UMC Trauma after a serious fireworks-related incident at approximately 11:30 p.m.


Here are some resolutions from our Las Vegas headliners, including Mr. Las Vegas Wayne Newton.

11:55 P.M.
Mayor Carolyn Goodman and former mayor Oscar Goodman took the stage on Fremont Street shortly before midnight. However, when the former mayor asked a question of the crowd, it didn't quite go as expected.

11:09 P.M.
The $32 million renovations to the Viva Vision canopy at Fremont Street Experience was officially unveiled with a special New Year's Eve show Tuesday night.

11 P.M.
Clark County says three more people were hospitalized for a total of seven people since 8:30 p.m. All of them from the Strip or downtown Las Vegas, the county says.

10:48 P.M.
The party is Opumping at the Palms. Don't miss the special countdown to midnight on their LED wall.

10:44 P.M.
Nevada Highway Patrol shared a photograph is a totaled car near the US-95 and Interstate 15. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, NHP says.

10:39 P.M.
Clark County says that 4 people have been transported so far tonight to local hospitals from the Las Vegas Strip.

10:15 P.M.
The crowd is growing in downtown Las Vegas. There are 11 bands throughout the night.

10 P.M.
13 Action New's New Year's Eve special will kick off at 11 p.m. Our crews are getting ready for the show to begin.

9:58 P.M.
Looks like the party is gathering steam on the Las Vegas Strip and in downtown Las Vegas.

9:47 P.M.
Here's the latest info about traffic enforcement tonight.

9 P.M.
Nevada Highway Patrol has stopped multiple drivers for excessive speed already tonight.

8:30 P.M.
Chopper 13 is flying high above Las Vegas tonight. It will be shooting the fireworks on the Las Vegas Strip and a special countdown to midnight on the giant LED wall at the Palms hotel-casino.

8:20 P.M.
Gov. Steve Sisolak says he stopped by the Vegas Fusion Center where local, state and federal agencies are keeping an eye on Las Vegas.

8:19 P.M.
Nevada Highway Patrol catches up with wrong-way driver on Las Vegas Boulevard near M Resort.

7:45 P.M.
Nevada Highway Patrol says it took 4 suspected DUI drivers to jail and stopped many other speeding motorists between 4 and 7 p.m.

7:40 P.M.
There are hundreds of police officers working in the Las Vegas valley tonight.

7:30 P.M.

Henderson's Emergency Operations Center is open and busy tonight.

Road closures are in full effect, according to Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

6:45 P.M.
All inbound roads leading onto the Las Vegas Strip are fully closed to traffic.

6:36 P.M.
Clark County Fire Department personnel getting ready for the busy night.

6 P.M.
Barricades are in place on the Las Vegas Strip between Sahara Avenue and Mandalay Bay Road. Las Vegas police begin clearing traffic.

5:45 P.M.
Officers began closing all other westbound streets, roads ad alleys leading onto Las Vegas Boulevard between Sahara Avenue and Mandalay Bay Road from Koval Lane.

5 P.M.
Road closures for New Year's Eve on the Las Vegas Strip begin. The Nevada Department of Transportation and Nevada Highway Patrol started with the Flamingo Road, Tropicana Avenue and Spring Mountain Road offramps.

13 Action News began broadcasting from the Las Vegas Strip, Fremont Street Experience and from the top of the Palms hotel-casino.


If you want to avoid the roadways on New Year's Eve, 13 Action News will be live from the Las Vegas Strip and downtown Las Vegas to celebrate with the best live music and fireworks.

Watch "Vegas 2020 New Year's Eve" on channel 13. Our special coverage starts at 11 p.m.