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TRAFFIC: 13-mile backup on I-15 towards California, RTC reports

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Posted at 12:13 PM, Dec 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-30 02:16:47-05

UPDATE 2:48 P.M.: Crews are responding to a deadly single-vehicle crash on southbound Interstate 15 near the Valley of Fire Highway. It happened shortly before 5:40 p.m. near mile marker 67 (near Dry Lake). Nevada Highway Patrol says one person is dead and another has been transported to UMC in unknown condition.

Area near the crash:

UPDATE 2:48 P.M.: The Regional Transportation Commission says the backup on I-15 towards California is now a 13-mile backup beginning at stateline.

Watch a traffic camera footage on the I-15 near Jean (no sound):

UPDATE 3 P.M.: The Scenic Drive at Red Rock is back open after closing around 2 p.m. after it reached capacity.

UPDATE 2:15 P.M.: Las Vegas police say Kyle Canyon Road on Mount Charleston has reopened.

UPDATE 2:06 P.M.: Red Rock Scenic Drive is at capacity and will be temporarily closed until it gets less crowded, Red Rock Canyon says.

UPDATE 1:49 P.M.: Las Vegas police say Kyle Canyon Road on Mount Charleston is closed due to max capacity and weather conditions. Traffic is being diverted.

UPDATE 12:28 P.M.: RTC now reports a 12-mile backup on I-15 towards California.

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) -- If you plan on driving to Southern California from the Las Vegas area on Sunday, be prepared for some delays.

As of just before noon, the Regional Transportation Commission reports a 9-mile backup on Interstate 15 southbound towards California as people leave town following the holiday weekend,

The traffic backup comes just days after the I-15 was closed for hours at Mountain Pass between Baker and Primm following a winter storm.

For real time traffic updates visit the Nevada Department of Transportation website or California Department of Transportation website.

Check back for more information. We will update this article with traffic updates as they are available.