LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Interstate 15 became closed in both instructions between St. Rose Parkway and Primm for some hours after black ice, and low visibility brought on more than one crashes Monday morning.
The Nevada Highway Patrol suggested 15 crashes happened on the toll road with nine just between St. Rose Parkway and Sloan.
Authorities requested drivers to offer themselves far among their automobile and the auto in front of them – individually when managing black ice as this can’t be visible, and it’s miles very slick.
13 Action News spoke with Driver’s Edge defensive using expert Jeff Payne Monday afternoon.
He said a few things to do when out at the roads at some stage in an anxious climate changed into to be conscious, as you never understand what the other drivers are doing. Also, to anticipate the surprising and to freak now not out. And finally, faux you’ve got a cup of water in your dashboard when using thru terrible weather.
Troopers additionally warned that black ice could nonetheless be determined on portions of highways in Southern Nevada throughout the in a single day freezing temperatures and it’s miles tough to power on even for pro drivers.
Monday changed into a hectic day at the valley roads because of the prolonged Presidents Day weekend.
The I-15 reported returned open just before 10 a.M. With roads to Mount Charleston open but crowded, and the Red Rock Scenic Drive was closed for some hours due to ice and cold climate.