WASHINGTON COUNTY – A semitrailer traveling northbound on Interstate 15 Saturday during a snow storm jack-knifed near mile post 37, the Black Ridge area of Washington County, at 2 p.m. Two lanes of the Interstate were closed off to traffic for about two hours.
The semitrailer was traveling in the far right lane, Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Lawrence Hopper said, when the man driving lost control and the vehicle hit the right barrier. That impact, he said, caused the trailer to jack-knife and block the other lane.
The semitrailer was conveying produce. There was no spill but the vehicle required towing, Hopper said.
The interstate has three northbound lanes at that section, the trooper said, so traffic could continue to flow around the accident. At the time of the incident, traffic was light, he said, so it was not having a major impact.
There were no injuries to the driver. No citations had been issued as this report is published, the investigation and clearing of the accident was yet in progress.
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