I-215 Reopens in Henderson

(4:50) -- I-215 east and westbound lanes are now open between Green Valley Parkway and Stephanie Street after being closed for more than 7 hours.

(12 p.m.) -- Interstate 215 was shut down in both directions in Henderson. A cement truck crashed just after 9 a.m. 

The driver of the truck is in critical condition.

Four lanes of traffic in each direction for about a mile stretch on I-215 have been closed down for several hours and Nevada Highway Patrol says it will be several more hours before the freeway reopens.

The closed stretch of road is from Stephanie east bound to Gibson west bound.

The driver of a cement truck was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.

NHP is expecting a very lengthy clean-up. NDOT crews are working to clean up the cement that spilled unto the freeway lanes. The cement truck will need to be moved and the light post fixed as well.

NHP hopes to have the freeway re-opened for this evening's rush hour, but they are not making any guarantees. You are advised to make other plans.

Eyewitness News is told the cement truck blew tire while traveling westbound the driver lost control and drove through the center wall.

NHP says the mixer barrel separated from the cab and traveled across four lanes of traffic.

Trooper Kevin Honea says the accident could have been much worse.

Earlier this morning, a cement truck rolled over on I-215 at Green Valley Parkway.  This accident also closed the highway eastbound.  That portion is now reopened.


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