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UHP out in full force with major delays throughout Labor Day weekend

Sep 1, 2023, 10:00 AM | Updated: 10:23 am

SALT LAKE CITY -- Tens of thousands of Utahns are expected to be out on the roads for the next thre...

Traffic moves along I-15 during rush hour in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 1, 2022.

SALT LAKE CITY — Tens of thousands of Utahns are expected to be out on the roads for the next three days, celebrating the Labor Day holiday. Whether you’re planning a trip across town, or out of state, you can expect lots of company. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Cameron Roden said they’ll have extra troopers out looking for speeders, impaired drivers, and others who are breaking the law. 

“We hope everybody has a great holiday weekend,” he said. “Watch out for our troopers as you are passing them on the highway or on crashes. Make sure you give that little bit of extra space so that they can stay safe and return home to their families.”

Utah’s 100 deadliest days comes to an end on Monday. Roden said this has actually been a pretty good summer across the Beehive State.

“This is the end of the 100 deadliest days where we see that increased risk of fatality,” he explained. “We are seeing a quite substantial decrease in fatalities this end of 100 deadliest days versus prior years. So we want to end that 100 deadliest days strong.” 

To end strong, Roden has some tips for safe driving this holiday weekend.

“Make sure that you take every precaution possible,” he urged. “That means everything from wearing your seatbelt, watching your speed, don’t drive fatigued or impaired. Just make sure that you’re doing everything you can to keep you and your family safe.” 

UDOT expects 10 to 20-minute delays on I-15 along the Wasatch Front starting at about 1 p.m.

For minute-by-minute traffic updates this holiday weekend, listen to KSL NewsRadio.

Clayre Scott contributed. 

Related: Labor Day weekend traffic to cause delays Friday, Monday

 

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UHP out in full force with major delays throughout Labor Day weekend