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Cement truck drops 8-ton load, closing stretch of U.S. 95

Updated Friday, May 18, 2012 | 5:23 p.m.

U.S. 95 closure

Nevada Highway Patrol shut down a stretch of U.S. 95 for 2 1/2 hours after a cement mixing truck dumped about eight tons of cement gravel Friday on the roadway.

At 2:30 p.m. the roadway was closed between Summerlin Parkway to Lake Mead Boulevard, said Trooper Loy Hixson, spokesman for the highway patrol.

Debris stretched from the Rainbow Boulevard curve to the Lake Mead Boulevard exit, and the man driving the cement truck did not stay on scene, Hixson said.

The driver called in the incident after he had realized his truck’s load was missing, Hixson said.

Roadways were reopened around 4:55 p.m., he said.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation, Hixson said.

No injuries were reported and crews have finished cleaning up the scene, Hixson said.

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