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‘Incident’ slows traffic on Interstate 15 from California to Las Vegas

Updated January 24, 2021 - 10:24 pm

Northbound traffic just south of Baker, California, was limited to one lane on Interstate 15 for a few hours Sunday night, according to California Highway Patrol.

The agency’s Barstow office said it was investigating a “high priority incident” near Basin Road during the closure.

An online Caltrans traffic map showed that CHP was working a car fire in the area as of 6:57 p.m. But CHP said the fire was on the shoulder and did not contribute to the lane closure. The fire was out by 8 p.m.

CHP said the lane was reopened by 10:10 p.m. If

A previous headline on this story incorrectly attributed the cause of the closure to the car fire.

Contact Alexis Ford at aford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0335. Follow @alexisdford on Twitter.

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