CARSON CITY, Nev. (News Release) – The Nevada Department of Transportation is advising motorists traveling into Nevada from the Twin Falls area that U.S. 93 in Nevada is open following flood damage to roadway shoulders.
U.S. 93 reopened in Nevada as of 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 and is currently open to traffic in both directions. The highway closed on Feb. 9 due to flooding and water over the roadway, specifically near Salmon Falls Creek, but has since reopened. The floodwaters eroded some areas of roadway shoulder, and the Nevada Department of Transportation will continue repairs to the shoulder over coming weeks. The Salmon Falls Creek rest area near Jackpot remains closed following flooding at the facility.
Nevada State Route 233 remains closed between I-80 and the Nevada-Utah state line as NDOT makes repairs to extensive flood damage. Numerous areas of the roadway were washed away by heavy flood waters, with as much as 12-foot deep caverns carved through the road. NDOT has mobilized road contractor Granite Construction to repair the roadway. With extensive earthwork needed to rebuild the roadway, no timeframe for reopening is established.
Drivers can log onto nvroads.com or dial 1-877-NV-ROADS before driving for up-to-the-minute Nevada state road conditions. Winter driving safety tips are available at www.nevadadot.com/winter.