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Vegas Vacationers Alert: Chemical Spill on I-15 Needs "All Day Cleanup" [UPDATED]

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If you are looking forward to a Vegas getaway this afternoon and are gearing up to the hit the road, you may want to come up with a backup plan.

A traffic accident that caused a chemical spill is going to need an "all-day clean up" on the I-15 near the Nevada border, according to Fox 5 Vegas.

The accident, involving a tanker truck leaking a hazardous liquid, was first reported at 6:24 a.m. Friday three miles south of Primm, Nevada. The liquid is identified as "ferric chloride, also known as iron chloride," which is used in "industrial processes including the manufacture of electronic circuit boards."

So how will that effect your drive to Sin City? The odds are not in your favor, party people.

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The Press-Enterprise reports:

The Nevada Highway Patrol has closed the southbound lanes at the state line, [Caltrans spokeswoman Terri] Kasinga said. And discussions are taking place about closing all northbound lanes, she cautioned.

“It’s going to be a mess in both directions,” said Kasinga.

UPDATE 1:45 PM: Things could be looking up sooner than later on the I-15. "Authorities said the clean-up effort was going faster than expect and a lanes are expected to reopen about 1 p.m." reports Fox5 Vegas, however Caltrans is still reporting at least a partial closure: NORTHBOUND TRAFFIC IS REDUCED TO 1 LANE 3 MI SOUTH OF THE NEVADA STATE LINE (SAN BERNARDINO CO) - DUE TO A HAZMAT SPILL. Google maps is showing significant slowing in either direction in the vicinity of the California-Nevada Border.

If you haven't hit the road yet, you may end up making it through without the massive slow-down.