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Thanksgiving traffic continues Sunday on I-15 with travelers heading back to California

20-mile backup reported on Sunday afternoon
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Posted at 8:01 AM, Nov 28, 2021

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Heavy traffic continues on southbound Interstate 15 on Sunday as Thanksgiving visitors from SoCal take to the highway to leave Las Vegas.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada issued a travel alert as early as 7:25 a.m. informing drivers of a 12-mile traffic backup starting in Jean.

The RTC later reported the traffic backup extended to 20 miles before 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.

This portion of the I-15 is no stranger to traffic but with extra visitors in town, drivers are advised to be patient and obey all traffic laws per the Nevada State Police.

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Saturday, the RTC reported an 18-mile backup with holiday travelers hitting the road early after Thanksgiving.