UPDATE: I-80 interchange re-opened

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Updated: 2/20/2014 1:28 pm
UPDATE: 10:50 a.m.
RENO, Nev (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- The I-580/I-80 interchange has been reopened to all traffic. The exit ramps onto Interstate 80 had been closed for repair after a vehicle crash on Thursday morning.

RENO, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) -- A vehicle crash on the I-580 Northbound freeway has closed multiple lanes of traffic.

A pick-up truck collided with the guardrail at the I-80 interchange Thursday morning. The truck struck the tenuator at the I-80 Westbound exit lane, then flipped onto the guardrail. At least one person was transported by ambulance to an area hospital.

The westbound interchange will be closed until approximately 1 p.m., while highway crews repair the damage.
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BR549 - 2/21/2014 2:49 PM
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A tenuator is a device mounted to the end of a jersey wall that if it is hit will collapse down like an accordian and soften the impact.It is usually painted with black and yellow stripes.

Kramer - 2/21/2014 12:29 PM
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nope, this is Nv-aaa-Duh! In Portland, there isn't a lot of freeway space and they have Weather! Also, Ore. St. police are sneaky & present. Locally, many people drive 15 over, use all the lanes, tailgate, etc. People are 'nervous' because NV drivers have a "take it" mentality. I see speeders passing me with 1 or 2 wheels over the lane line

Kramer - 2/21/2014 12:25 PM
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Oh, OK, or a Baltimore wall...but the point is, is that Nv4 often won't even bother to explain(nor Edit)their newsbabble

jbryan1000 - 2/21/2014 7:28 AM
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This isn't Oregon. Reducing the speed limit to 55 won't do anything. In fact if people drive 65 rather than 50 through Reno and weren't so nervous I think it would be a lot better. It is irritating to drive through somewhere where 1/4 of the traffic is doing the speed limit and the rest are driving 15 under it.

buacl - 2/20/2014 8:08 PM
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Kramer, I have always known those as jersey barriers. Not sure if that is an official term.

BR549 - 2/20/2014 2:44 PM
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I agree with Zerts,the speed limit through the heart of the city should be reduced to 55-north and south 580,east and west I-80.

Kramer - 2/20/2014 1:35 PM
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Can't find 'tenuator' in a big, unabridged dictionary. Nv4, could U translate from NDOT-speak?

Zerts - 2/20/2014 10:30 AM
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The speed limit through Reno should be reduced- with enforcement from NHP - to 55 MPH as it is through most cities along the interstates.

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