UPDATE AT 4:45 P.M. Las Vegas police are reporting that the road has reopened. They are asking people to drive safe. The mountain received several inches of new snow this morning.
Merry Christmas Las Vegas ✨— LVMPD NWAC (@LVMPDNWAC) December 26, 2018
Please drive safe! My Charleston has wonderful snow, but the roads are slick and just reopened. pic.twitter.com/43CPmm9l2i
The main road to Mount Charleston was closed early Tuesday afternoon.
The mountain is a very popular destination on holidays and it is not unusual for there to be serious traffic delays and lack of parking.
According to Las Vegas police, there was a minor crash on State Route 157, which aggravated the situation. The road was temporarily closed so that the cars that were already on the road could turn around.
Part of the road is expected to be reopened shortly. However, police are advising visitors to make plans to visit another day. Traffic is expected to be an issue for quite some time.
The Spring Mountains are having a white Christmas, so be sure to call 511 or visit https://t.co/YrsNe4UAyN to check current road conditions and restrictions. Remember, the Spring Mountains Visitor Gateway and area restrooms are currently closed through at least Thursday. pic.twitter.com/mpdc3X3W8O— Go Mt. Charleston (@GoMtCharleston) December 25, 2018