UPDATE: The Nevada Highway Patrol said that all roads to Mount Charleston are back open as of 4:45 p.m.
Tomorrow is expected to be another heavy traffic day on the mountain, but with more locals going than tourists. Troopers advise that travelers dial 511 for road conditions before heading up the mountain.
LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- The Nevada Department of Transportation says that Lee Canyon and Kyle Canyon Roads are closed due to extremely heavy traffic.
Closures started around 2:30 p.m. Drivers are advised to avoid the area.
Earlier today travel to Mount Charleston was limited to residents and Lee Canyon ticket holders, according to the Nevada Highway Patrol.
US95 north traffic heavy from SR157 south to Skye Canyon. Only residents & lift tix holders allowed @GoMtCharleston pic.twitter.com/WLr0alnH21
— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) January 1, 2017
That 4 o'clock drive isn't peasant up or down the mountain!@LVMPD @NHPSouthernComm @nevadadot @ClarkCountyNV @HumboldtToiyabe pic.twitter.com/i4T96fzl1K
— Go Mt. Charleston (@GoMtCharleston) January 2, 2017