Insane Vegas traffic as 330,000 who flocked to Sin City for Super Bowl crawl out of town after biggest sporting night of the year
- Heavy traffic hits Vegas as some 330,000 fans who arrived for the Super Bowl head home
- Harry Reid International Airport expects the Monday after the game to be its busiest day ever and advises travelers to arrive at least three hours early
- A downed light pole on the Las Vegas Strip blocked a travel lane and caused major traffic problems after the game Sunday night
Super Bowl travelers are fleeing Las Vegas, snarling traffic as airport officials warn fliers to arrive early as they prepare for the busiest day ever after the big game.
Some 330,000 fans arrived in Sin City to watch the Kansas City Chiefs defeat the San Francisco 49ers 25-22 in a dramatic overtime game.
From the moment the confetti fell on the field, the streets of Las Vegas became packed with cars creating stand-off traffic from fans trying to get home. Videos showed packed roads on Sunday and Monday as people fled the city.
Harry Reid International Airport officials said KUTV they expect the Monday after the game to be the busiest day ever for screening operations at the facility.
“It’s the morning after #SuperBowl and the traffic is bumper to bumper on airport roads and right up to the departure curb,” the airport said on its X account. “If you’re flying out of LAS today, make sure you allow enough time to get here.”
Harry Reid International Airport officials told KUTV they expect the Monday after the game to be the busiest day ever for screening operations
Video shows crowds of cars moving down the highway to get to the airport Monday morning
Video shows crowds of cars moving down the highway to get to the airport Monday morning.
By 06:00 on Monday, Harry Reid Airport had already screened more than 17,000 people through security.
“The airport will be VERY busy Sunday night, Monday and Tuesday with a high volume of passengers,” said Harry Reid International Airport.
They warn passengers to return their rental cars at least four hours before their flight and to arrive at the airport and check their bags at least three hours before. The airport recommends that people consider using remote bag and check-in options.
According to the airport, all Super Bowl programs must be placed in carry-on luggage.
Forbes reported that more than 1,500 private jets were expected to fly in and out of Las Vegas for the Super Bowl — including that of Taylor Swift who flew in from Tokyo to see her Chief’s star boyfriend Travis Kelce play.
Interstate 15 experienced heavy traffic as commuters and Super Bowl travelers traveled the road Monday morning, the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
A downed light pole on the Las Vegas Strip blocked a travel lane and caused major traffic problems after the game
Video shows a chaotic scene as drivers flood the Vegas Strip after the game with cars stuck on the road as officers work to get traffic moving
Traffic maps from the Nevada Department of Transportation showed slow traffic speeds on southbound I-15 from about Oakey Boulevard to past Flamingo Road around 6:20 a.m.
As of 1:30 p.m. Monday, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department reported a total of 10 traffic incidents.
A blown-down light pole on the Las Vegas Strip blocked a travel lane and caused major traffic problems after the game, according to the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.
Video showed a chaotic scene as drivers flooded the Vegas Strip after the game with cars stuck on the road as officers worked to get traffic moving.
Two people were killed in a motorcycle crash in the southeast Las Vegas Valley Sunday night, reports said FOX5.