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Traffic in southern Utah and Nevada causes headaches for motorists

Nov 28, 2021, 6:21 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:54 am
Traffic northbound on I-15 was backed up Sunday in parts of southern Utah and  Nevada. Photo credit...
Traffic northbound on I-15 was backed up Sunday in parts of southern Utah and Nevada. Photo credit: Mesquite, Nevada police.

CEDAR CITY, Utah — Traffic on the trip home from Thanksgiving proved to be a bit of a headache for drivers in southern Utah Sunday.

The Utah Department of Transportation (UDOT) reported Sunday afternoon heavy congestion on northbound I-15 between Cedar City and the SR-20 junction. The congestion was a result of multiple crashes between mileposts 77 and 95 in Iron County.

UDOT also reported a crash near Kanarraville that was especially trouble-some for drivers.

 

According to the UDOT twitter page, it took a couple of hours for that crash to be cleared. However, the congestion lasted long after the crash had been cleared, creating for heavy traffic in southern Utah.

That wasn’t the only spot along I-15 that saw congestion.

According to Mesquite, Nevada police, traffic on northbound I-15 was backed all the way up to milepost 121 in Mesquite. And the police reported that the traffic was moving slowly. Mesquite police also reported that travel time to St. George was at 1.5 hours.

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