UPDATE: Interstate 80 between Wells, NV and Elko NV opened up to both directions this afternoon.

UPDATE: The Nevada Highway Patrol says westbound I-80 is back open between Wells and Elko, however the eastbound lanes are still closed.

WELLS, NV (KLIX) At this time, Interstate 80 in northern Nevada is closed and traffic is being diverted onto area highways after a hazmat spill earlier today. According to the Nevada Highway Patrol, the interstate is closed in both directions between Elko and Wells. About 51,000 gallons of ammonium bisulfite spilled from a semi-truck that overturned. A team is on scene trying to clear the spill, but NHP says the roadway will be closed until Thursday morning. Meanwhile, traffic is being rerouted onto Highway 93 to Ely, west on Highway 50 to Eureka and north on State Highway 278 to Carlin. For Nevada road conditions on updates, you can call 877-687-6237. NHP provided a map of the detours on their Facebook page:

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