Authorities are reopening the road to Pahrump.
State Route 160 -- also called Blue Diamond Road -- was shutdown
in both directions for several hours this afternoon.
The closure was caused by a tanker truck that overturned about noon.
The accident happened near Mountain Springs at the base of the pass.
It lead to a traffic backup as authorities cleaned up the debris.
The road is expect to be fully open by about 5 p.m.