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Interstate 15 Reopened Through Snowy Mountain Pass

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BAKER (AP) — Interstate 15 has reopened for travel with California Highway Patrol escorts through a snowy mountain pass between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.

Caltrans reopened the freeway early Thursday after shutting it down for several hours due to snow and ice from Halloran Springs to the Nevada state line.

Snow from an overnight storm was reported in the Halloran Summit pass in California’s San Bernardino County. That’s at an elevation of about 4,000 feet.

The National Weather Service in Las Vegas says scattered snow showers will continue Thursday in eastern San Bernardino County and western Arizona’s Mohave County.

Light accumulations were expected, with snow and ice on roadways at elevations above 2,000 feet.

Winds were gusting in Las Vegas at more than 40 mph.

(© Copyright 2010 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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