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      TRAFFIC ALERT: I-80 westbound lanes reported open and clear

      UPDATE: 1.45 p.m.
      RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- NHP Trooper Dave Gibson tells News 4 all lanes of traffic on I-80 westbound are now open following this morning's multiple incidents.


      UPDATE: 12:00 p.m.
      RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- As of 12 p.m. Monday, traffic is still backed up due to multiple incidents including a gravel spill and 20-car pile up on I-80 westbound.

      Thanks to NDOT and various fire agencies, one lane is clear; but traffic is still moving at a trickle and is backed up as far as Fernley.

      Stay with News 4 for updates.


      RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- News 4 is at the scene of several incidents on I-80 westbound near Derby Dam that have left traffic backed up.

      According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, three loads of gravel fell off a vehicle onto I-80 at Orchard near Painted Rock around 9:30 a.m. The disbursed gravel is thought to be the cause of the 20-car pile-up.

      NHP is investigating the subsequent crashes. Nine victims were transported by ground to a hospital in Reno with non-life threatening injuries. The exact hospital is unknown. One lane has been opened but traffic is still extremely backed up.

      A woman waiting in traffic possibly went into labor and was transported by Care Flight into a Reno hospital.
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