Reasons to be Prepared
- Snow, ice, water, can cause you to leave the roadway.
- 2014 Example15-flood (Nevada). Several portions of I-15 north of Moapa were ripped away by floodwaters that tore through Southern Nevada during a once-in-a-century storm, rendering several parts of the freeway impassable to traffic. People stuck and waiting for long period and then eventually re-routed, some of them about four-five hours out of their way.
- Fire on I-15 a few months ago (re-route all traffic through Hurricane and Laverkin
- Approx. ten years ago fire on I-15 near Cedar City that halted traffic for 3-4 hours
- Seems every year there is a brush fire – side of the road that halts traffic
- Possible earthquake damage
Back-Country Travel Precautions
- Avoid backcountry routes unless familiar with route and road conditions.
- If going to a remote area, let others know your route and expected return time.
Be prepared for extreme situations by carrying an emergency road kit with the following items: