I-80 Crash in Parley’s Canyon creates huge backups for morning commuters
SALT LAKE CITY — Drivers on I-80 heading from Salt Lake to Park City were stuck in delays of over an hour on Monday morning after a vehicle rollover crash closed the freeway for a time.
UHP trooper Mikki Vargas said the vehicle went off the left side of eastbound I-80 near the Lamb’s Canyon exit (mile marker 136) around 6:20 a.m., then rolled and landed on its roof. The driver had to be extricated and flown from the scene by a medical helicopter.
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I-80 was closed while the helicopter was on the scene, and and then a few times intermittently after that while on-scene investigation took place. Crews kept a left lane blocked for almost 3 hours before the scene was finally cleared and all lanes opened back up just after 10:30 a.m. At their peak, delays stretched for nearly seven miles back to the Foothill Drive in the Salt Lake valley.
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