LAS VEGAS (AP) — As visitors continue to flock to Mount Charleston, Nevada Highway Patrol has increased its presence in the area to deal with the heavy traffic.
KLAS-TV reports that seven troopers were on patrol this weekend handing out citations around the mountain. Troopers are focusing on illegal parking, speeding and drunken driving.
Lee Canyon Ski Resort parking was nearly full by 9 a.m. Saturday and highway patrol officers say they saw heavy traffic as early as 8 a.m.
Officials say resources on the mountain are limited, leading Clark County to form a multi-agency team of fire, medical and law enforcement personnel to manage the flocks of people heading to the snow.