Highway 395 reopens near Hallelujah Junction
February 7, 2012
Highway 395 near Halleluiah Junction in Lassen County reopened after being closed due to a crash involving a big rig this morning.
The accident required that traffic heading north on the highway be turned around, according to Trooper Chuck Allen of the Nevada Highway Patrol.
Snowfall in Reno just before the morning commute snarled traffic and resulted in several calls, Allen said.
Allen said most of the calls were 6-9 a.m. on Highway 395 between the North McCarran and Cold Springs interchanges.
“This 10-mile stretch of highway generated nine calls involving accidents and over a dozen spin-outs or slide-offs,” Allen said. “Eight of the accidents were noninjury events with mostly single-vehicle collisions where motorists lost control of their vehicle and struck an adjacent guardrail or roadway barrier. One of the accidents involved included a three-vehicle collision on Highway 395 just after 6 a.m. near the Panther Valley interchange.”
Allen said the only injury accident reported this morning occurred when a silver SUV, rolled over and came to rest on its top near the south bound Red Rock interchange. The child riding in the vehicle was not transported, but he was treated at the scene.