Flash flood damage on I-15 in Moapa north of Vegas

I-15 flood damage near Moapa
I-15 flood damage near Moapa

I-15 is a major north-south corridor. The recent unprecedented flash flood completely destroyed parts of this crucial interstate for about two miles. We’re not talking damaged, we’re talking obliterated. There are few alternate routes between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. Crews are working 24 hours a day to at least open one lane each way on I-15 by Friday for passenger cars. Truckers are faced with alternate routes at least 100 miles longer. The interstate was designed to handle a 100 year flood. This was worse than that, over 4 inches of rain fell in two hours.

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