Sunday sees 20+ mile backup on I-15 towards California

Traffic, travel information for Dec. 1, 2019
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Posted at 11:16 AM, Dec 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-02 01:02:21-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Heading up to Mount Charleston to enjoy a Sunday in the snow? On your way to California after a weekend in Las Vegas? Here's a roundup of travel information following the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

6:30 P.M.
Bumper to bumper traffic continues on I-15 near Primm, as thousands of people head towards California after the Thanksgiving weekend. READ MORE

4:40 P.M.
RTC now reports a 15 mile backup on I-15 near Primm driving SB towards California.

1:31 P.M.
Lee Canyon Road (SR-156) at Mile Marker 3 (near Lee Canyon Summer Home Area) is closed due to congestion in the area, Nevada Department of Transportation reports. Use caution on the mountain.

12:55 P.M.
There's a crash on I-15 northbound at Riverside Road near Bunkerville (near the Arizona and Utah borders at Nevada), RTC reports. The off ramp is closed.

11:57 A.M.
The RTC now reports a 21 mile backup on the I-15 towards California.

11:25 A.M.
Storms around the country could impact flights at McCarran. A West Coast storm is expected to hammer everything from Seattle to south of Los Angeles, CNN reports. To check the flight status of a departing or arriving flight click here.

11 A.M.
Nevada Highway Patrol says traffic is backed up 16 miles from Primm. NHP says troopers are writing tickets to drivers trying to bypass traffic by driving in the shoulder. It's $200 fine.

WATCH: 13 Action News Live Drive of I-15 near Primm

10:55 A.M.
The National Weather Service reports Mount Charleston received 30 inches of snow in November! if you plan on heading up to the mountain on Sunday, you can check weather conditions on the NWS website here. Current road conditions and closures on the mountain can be found here.

10 A.M.
There's a crash on I-15 southbound at mile marker 17, according to RTC. The left shoulder is blocked.

9:15 A.M.
RTC reports a 20 mile backup on I-15 southbound towards California.

At Red Rock Canyon, normal operating hours resume after limited hours for the Thanksgiving holiday. The Scenic Drive is open daily from 6 a.m. until 5 p.m. while the Visitor Center is open daily from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Peak visitation hours tend to be between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The scenic route may be closed at times during periods of high visitation.

Check back for updates or call (702) 515-5350 to check if the Scenic Drive is open.

Heading up to Mount Charleston for the day? Authorities ask that drivers be patient and find legal parking.