NHP Twitter patrol car

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Nevada Highway Patrol are reminding residents to only use 911 for emergencies.

Nevada Highway Patrol says its Dispatch Center has been inundated with 911/*NHP phone calls regarding road closures, specifically in Stateline at the Primm/California border.

According to a release from NHP earlier this month, in a 24 hour period, its dispatchers handle over 800 calls for service, and they need their lines to be kept clear for actual emergencies.

"There are no road closures in place for Nevada or our border states," NHP again said on Twitter Tuesday morning. "All highways and state routes remain open at this time."

Motorists should only dial 911 for emergencies and use *NHP for requesting assistance or reporting an emergency.

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