The city known as the Sin City experienced some shocking news on Thursday.
Reports of a trapped man have been post on twitter by local news agencies on January 20, 2022.
Is there a bridge collapse in Las Vegas?
The Las Vegas Review Magazine reported the bridge collapse on Thursday afternoon.
Sin City’s bridge collapse occurred on US 95 near East Avenue.
The newspaper reported that Ashlee Wellman with the Nevada Highway Patrol confirmed that a bridge collapsed in that area.
ONE Las Vegas Fire Department spokesman Tim Szymanski said one person was injured.
According to local press agencies a Nevada The Department of Transport project involves the proposed demolition of a bridge at the intersection.
The transportation project closed East Avenue, the outlet confirmed.
The Las Vegas Review Journal wrote: “The Fire Department received reports of a home collapse in the area and one person trapped.
Local units are actively responding to incidents near US 95.
What are people saying about the collapse?
Local news agencies and residents came social media to report the crash.
News/Talk 840 tweeted shortly after the incident to warn others on the road.
“*Traffic alert* – Las Vegas fire scene of bridge collapse in Eastern / 95. Report of one man trapped. Eastern closed under 95 for bridge construction until next Tuesday (Pic) RTC / FAST)”, the account wrote.
According to local outlets, work on this area of US 95 is already underway.
“Crews demolished the southbound section of the East Avenue overpass as part of a $95 million viaduct repair and replacement work,” the outlet reported.
What injuries have been reported?
As of January 20, 2022 The Las Vegas Review Journal reported that only one person was injured.
“NDOT says it is aware of an injured employee and is being treated for his injuries,” the outlet wrote.
“We don’t yet have detailed information on the extent of those injuries and are working to update them in real time,” said Justin Hopkins, a spokesman for the NDOT.
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