Weekend traffic causes havoc on travelers
SALT LAKE CITY — Weekend traffic proved to be problematic for travelers.
On Sunday afternoon, an accident involving a minivan that had rolled occurred on northbound I-15 at milepost 246, two miles north of Santaquin. According to Sgt. Cameron Rodin of the Utah Highway Patrol, all four people in the minivan were wearing seatbelts and were not injured.
The UHP also reports the minivan was rear-ended causing it to roll.
On Sunday evening, a fatal crash up Little Cottonwood Canyon/SR-210 forced the closure of the highway at milepost 8, near Tanners Flat.
It was expected the highway would be closed for several hours Sunday evening, causing major delays. However, one lane of traffic in both directions was opened at just after 8 p.m. Still, major delays and intermittent closures are to be expected by motorists, according to authorities.
Saturday’s traffic wasn’t any better
On Saturday, traffic on southbound on I-15 near Roy was backed up for miles due to three separate accidents at around 5600 South. There was also heavy congestion on I-80 near Tooele that lasted for several hours.
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