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Guy passes away in crash on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas

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following a crash on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas. (Image: NHP). LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -. The Nevada Highway Patrol states one guy is dead following a crash on Interstate 15 north of Las Vegas. Highway Patrol spokesperson trooper Jason Buratczuk says the male was driving a sport utility vehicle southbound on I-15 Wednesday night, when he lost control near on the exit ramp, went into the left shoulder, up the embankment and rolled over the guardrail. He was noticable dead at the scene.

Buratczuk states the man was ejected from the lorry. He had actually not been wearing a seatbelt.

The crash occurred about 11 miles north of the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Buratczuk states the Highway Patrol thinks speed was a factor in the crash.

The Clark County coroner’s office will openly identify the man after his near relative is alerted.

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Body found near Interstate 215 in Henderson

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automobile is shown in an undated image.( FIle)” border=” 0″ width= “180”/ > The of a Henderson police automobile is displayed in an undated image.( FIle). HENDERSON, NV (FOX5)-. An investigation was in progress Tuesday into a body discovered by energy workers in a wash location near Interstate 215 in Henderson. According to Henderson police, a call of the discovery can be found in at 8:16 a.m. in an area north of I-215 simply west of North Valle Verde Drive.

Police stated utility employees who were checking a pipeline in the location located the body.

Cops do not believe any risks loomed to nearby residents in the area coming from the body. There were no road closures as a result, as well.

Stay with FOX5 and fox5vegas.com for updates.

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Secret Southern California interstate blocked in flash flooding


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In this picture supplied by Caltrans, cars are stopped in mud on California’s Interstate 5 after flooding Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015.

Friday, Oct. 16, 2015|9:09 a.m.

L.A– Emergency teams shoveled mud from an area of Interstate 5 north of L.a after flash flood debris obstructed the vital highway, stranded numerous vehicles, and required some vehicle drivers to take refuge on top of their vehicles.

Excavator trucks scooped and carried away mud in the darkness Thursday night and the clean-up continued well into Friday, leaving countless motorists looking for alternative routes.

About 15 automobiles continued to be wedged in the debris and needed to be hauled out.

There were no reports of deaths or injuries from the flooding Thursday at Fort Tejon, about 75 miles north of downtown Los Angeles, induced by a weather condition system that produced powerful afternoon thunderstorms in the mountains and deserts.

A second highway was closed Thursday night following a separate mudslide. And a number of secondary roads were left impassable from mud and some homeowners were trapped in their homes.

Officials expect the freeway to be reopened around 2 p.m. Friday, California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi stated.

The afflicted area of I-5, one of the state’s major north-south arteries, brings traffic among steep mountains over a pass rising to an elevation of more than 4,100 feet in between the Central Valley and metropolitan Los Angeles.

After getting rid of the debris, a geologist will inspect the stability of nearby slopes before the freeway is reopened, California Department of Transportation spokesperson Lauren Marvel stated previously.

“There might constantly be more slide that comes down onto the roadway,” she stated. “Our engineers are always extremely mindful so they see to it in a flood situation, any hillside is secure.”

The National Weather Service stated a flash flood watch would be in effect once again Friday afternoon and early evening for the mountains and deserts due to the fact that of the danger of more extreme and slow-moving thunderstorms, which raises the potential for flash floods and particles flows.

Pictures of Interstate 5 published on social networks showed the freeway in chaos, with semi-trucks and automobiles sitting askew, stuck in mud that sometimes surpassed their wheels. Not an inch of asphalt was visible.

One of the worst-hit locations was rural Lake Hughes, a tiny mountainside community in northern L.a County. Robert Rocha, a 37-year-old homeowner, said he was driving house from work when the storm arrived.

“It was getting pretty hairy out there,” he said. “I have actually never seen it rain that hard in such a brief period of time, the hail and wind– it was coming down hard,” he said. “The particles was simply intense– chunks of wood and rock flowing everywhere.”

Los Angeles County Fire Department Capt. Keith Mora stated the company rescued four people and two pet dogs from atop one automobile. A lot more were able to walk to security after waiting out the flood on top of their own automobiles, he stated.

“They were able to utilize their vehicles as a security blanket, to stand on top of and remain higher than the flood water,” Mora said.

In all, the agency reported saving 14 individuals and 8 animals. Los Angeles County firefighters were expecting to go home to house Friday morning to examine any stranded occupants.

The storm was prompted by a low pressure system soaking up moisture from the south. As much as 1.45 inches of rain fell in a fast period of time near where the most intense flooding happened.

The system was anticipated to shift slowly eastward through Friday, National Weather Service meteorologist Joe Sirard said.

State Route 58 in Kern County was closed near the town of Mojave, about 95 miles north of downtown Los Angeles. In a declaration, the California Department of Transportation stated it anticipated the State Path 58 shutdown would be “a long term closure” and advised vehicle drivers to seek alternative routes.

Back in Lake Hughes, Jennifer Stewart stated she had actually just gotten her 17-year-old daughter from school when the storm hit.

“The hail was so bad I believed it was going to break my windshield,” she said.

Stewart stated she was amongst about 30 drivers who were left stranded on a local roadway. Everybody was calm, she stated.

“It’s sort of like a tailgate party without the party,” she stated. “Everyone’s simply silently sitting in their vehicles talking amongst themselves.”

September target to fully reopen Interstate 10 in California


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Traffic flows in both directions at the bypass at the Tex Wash near Eagle Mountain Road, 5 miles west of Desert Center, Calif., Friday, July 24, 2015.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015|5:12 p.m.

DESERT CENTER, Calif.– California transport authorities state they’ll need till completion of September– and about $5 million– to completely resume the desert freeway where flash flooding washed out a bridge.

The state’s department of transportation announced the plans Tuesday.

Interstate 10 partially reopened Friday, less than a week after a wall of water rushing through a gully searched away soil that held the eastbound period over Tex Wash in location.

Traffic is squeezing by on one lane in each instructions, as cars share the westbound span, which itself needed substantial repair work.

The bridge lies about 50 miles west of the California-Arizona border, near the town of Desert Center.

Officials state the eastbound span will be demolished and changed, with existing estimate pegging the cost at about $5 million.