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Slow-moving traffic between California and Nevada leaving highway patrol on alert

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Posted at 4:08 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 19:08:19-04

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.

NHP reported they anticipate traffic to build and finally begin easing up around 9 to 10 p.m.