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Multi-Car Accident Closes US 95 During Morning Rush

LAS VEGAS (AP/KXNT) — An accident involving at least four semi-trucks and as many as fourteen passenger cars on a slick Las Vegas freeway caused major problems for the morning commute.

Transportation officials diverted southbound traffic on U.S. 95 between Las Vegas Boulevard and Eastern Avenue.

U.S. 95 reopened to traffic mid-morning Wednesday.

Nevada Highway Patrol Trooper Jeremie Elliott says a semi-truck crash in the rainy weather a little before 3 a.m. started a chain reaction. He says at least three semi-trucks were involved on the southbound side, and at least one was involved on the northbound lanes.

Elliott says there were multiple minor injuries, but none of them appear to be life threatening.

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