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Bee infestation shutters rest area indefinitely


Authorities in Nevada say that they were forced to shut down a rest area this week after they discovered a large bee infestation.

On May 27, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT) shut down the Southern Nevada Visitor’s Center rest area located on Highway 95 in Clark County until further notice because of bees.

According to NDOT, “maintenance crews discovered hundreds of bees swarming the faucets, toilets, and other facilities, while performing a fog seal pavement upgrade to the north and south parking lots.”

NDOT says that they are working to resolve the bee issue but that the rest area must remain closed due to safety concerns.

“NDOT crews are working diligently to quickly resolve this issue,” says NDOT spokesman Tony Illia. “It’s important to make this rest area safe and accessible once again for motorists.”

NDOT provided a list of alternate rest areas that are available to drivers. You can click here to view.

So far in 2020, rest areas have also been shuttered due to Coronavirus concerns and because of toilet paper thieves.


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