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Memorial Day weekend brought heavy traffic on I-15 from Nevada to California

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Posted at 8:04 AM, May 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 02:16:22-04

UPDATE 8:15 P.M.: Nevada Highway Patrol said the travel delays were easing as the night wore on Monday evening.

Memorial Day wrapped up a busy time for regional law enforcement as well.

“Plenty of border to border operations going on across the state, making sure that folks slow down, use their seat belt and drove sober,” said Andrew Bennett, of the Nevada Office of Traffic Safety.

A part of the Memorial Day weekend enforcement was a joint operation from Nevada and California Highway Patrol.

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The teams issued a total of 274 traffic citations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday with CHP at 118 and NHP issuing 156. Nevada troopers said most of the violations were for speed.

“With Memorial Day bringing on the summer, it’s important to set the tone very quickly," Bennett said.

Memorial Day also marks the start of the 100 Deadly Days of Summer.

UPDATE AT 10:30 A.M. There is currently a 17-mile back up on Interstate 15 near the California state line.

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It's going to be another busy day on the road!

More than 38% of people who traveled for Memorial Day plan to return home today and Las Vegas is one of the top places people visit during this holiday.

More than 300,000 visitors were expected here in the valley. Over 60% of those visitors traveled by car.