LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Nye County Sheriff deputies on Saturday closed a portion of southbound State Route 160 in Pahrump for several hours to investigate a fatal accident.

The Sheriff’s office on its Twitter feed said just before 11:30 a.m. that southbound lanes at Homestead Road were closed. The tweet did not provide any details of the accident.

Around 3 p.m., also in a tweet, the office said the roadway was “clear” and had been reopened.

The first tweet said the roadway would “remain shut down for an extended amount of time” and asked that drivers seek alternate routes.

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