State Park Route Shortens 1-15 Detour

Authorities have opened a route through Nevada's Valley of Fire State Park to passenger vehicles detouring around a flood-damaged section of Interstate 15. Trucks traveling between Las Vegas and Salt Lake City are still required to use a roundabout detour between Exit 64 in Nevada and Exit 59 in Utah. That route uses U.S. 93, Nevada State Route 319, and Utah State Route 56 through Panaca, Nevada, and Cedar City, Utah.

Flash flooding Monday washed out a stretch of I-15 around Exit 90 near Moapa.

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