WILDLIFE

Elk, again, tried to cross roads near I-215/I-80 interchange in SLC

Feb 1, 2023, 9:25 AM | Updated: 10:25 am

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SALT LAKE CITY — The Utah Department of Transportation reports that a herd of around 40 elk was stranded on Salt Lake City’s east bench on Wednesday morning. But by around 9:30 a.m., the herd had been safely directed to more mountainous areas.


 Traffic was impacted on Foothill Drive, I-215, and on I-80 as Utah traffic and wildlife officials worked to help the animals across the road.


 This is the second time in less than a week that a herd of elk moved closer to the city and to humans, likely in search of more easily accessed food.

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Elk, again, tried to cross roads near I-215/I-80 interchange in SLC