The normally 25-minute drive from Jean, Nev., to Mountain Pass, Calif., is taking motorists 90 mins
The normally 25-minute drive from Jean, Nev., to Mountain Pass, Calif., is taking motorists almost 90 minutes Sunday. The interstate is the only major thoroughfare between Las Vegas and Los Angeles, and when its three lanes fill up, there's nowhere to else divert to.
The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada warned of miles-long delays and cautioned drivers to fuel up, check their tires and bring water in preparation for stop-and-go traffic. The same stretch of highway saw similar wait times last Thanksgiving weekend.
The problem is so bad on I-15 that last year, California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak pledged to fund a road-widening project.
The first phase of that was finished earlier this month, which means today's traffic could have been even worse.In the Bay Area, it's also a chaotic day at the airports. Before 9 a.m., NBC Bay Area reported the line for TSA at Oakland International Airport was already out the door.Top