'Major Landslide and Rockfall' Leave Nevada Highway Impassable

The Nevada Department of Transportation announced the indefinite closure of a highway near Wilson Canyon in Lyon County on Wednesday, January 11, after a “major landslide and rockfall across the roadway.”

Officials reported the rockslide Tuesday night after a winter storm affected the area, according to the National Weather Service.

Drone footage posted by the Yerington/Mason Valley Fire Protection District on Wednesday shows the rocks covering the highway in Yerington, completely blocking the roadway from both directions. Credit: Yerington/Mason Valley Fire Protection District via Storyful

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