BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The Nevada Highway Patrol has been on alert as Californians return from the holiday weekend in the neighboring state.
According to the NHP Southern Command, traffic towards California from Las Vegas is backed up as Labor Day weekend comes to an end. Officials have been reporting up to a 22-mile backup from Primm to Jean.
As the delays grow, the NHP began reporting drivers attempting to shorten their wait times by driving in the shoulder of the road.
So apparently this persons time is more valuable then everyone else’s because he was pulled over for using the shoulder as a travel lane. Looking at the plate we can’t say we are surprised. Troopers are on the road down in Primm to prevent as much of this as we can. #signhere🖊 pic.twitter.com/0F6fqLqaWO— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) September 7, 2020
NHP reported they anticipate traffic to build and finally begin easing up around 9 to 10 p.m.
#trafficupdate Traffic continues to build. We are looking at stop and go traffic from Primm to almost Sloan. That’s about 22 miles of red on the map. We anticipate traffic to build and finally begin easing up around 9-10pm. That is historically what we see every holiday. #nhp pic.twitter.com/UIGrBe0u30— NHP Southern Command (@NHPSouthernComm) September 7, 2020