Accidents across the state cause multiple closures

May 9, 2022, 8:13 AM | Updated: 1:50 pm
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The rolled over semi that caught a low hanging powerline. Photo credit: South Davis Metro Fire Service.

SALT LAKE CITY — Icy roads, a power line accident, and several crashes caused closures across U.S. Route 40, U.S. Route 6, and Interstate 15 Monday morning.

SR 40 closure

In a tweet at 7:22 a.m., the Utah Highway Patrol said westbound SR 40  was closed at mile marker 13.



U.S.-6 closure

At 7:24 a.m. UHP also tweeted that U.S.-6 was closed eastbound at Thistle Junction because of a crash near Soldier Summit. U.S.-6 westbound was also closed at mile marker 210 near the summit.

UHP said it had troopers on the scene and a helicopter on the way. 

I-15 closures

I-15 was closed briefly northbound at 500 South but reopened before 6:00 a.m.

UHP said I-15 southbound at Parrish Lane closed around 5:00 a.m. and only two lanes were open by 8:00 a.m. UHP recommended using Legacy Parkway as an alternate route.

The closure came after a semi-truck caught a powerline and flipped over.


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Accidents across the state cause multiple closures