January 19, 2007 8:05 AM, EST

California to Close Stretch of I-215 This Weekend

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Contractors will close a stretch of Interstate 215 in California starting Friday night through 4 a.m. Monday, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday.The closing of the road’s connector to I-15 will be in Devore, Calif., the state’s Department of Transportation said, the paper reported.The closure It will affect traffic flowing from Southern California to Las Vegas, the paper said. As many as 5,000 vehicles an hour pass through the Devore interchange from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Fridays, as Southern California drivers head for the Colorado River region, the high desert, Arizona and Nevada, Caltrans officials told the paper.