Traffic delayed by accident in Nevada moving north, additional delays in Virgin River Gorge expected

UPDATED March 30, 2014 – Photos submitted are added as a gallery.

MOHAVE COUNTY – A vehicle fire around Nevada mile post 96 on northbound Interstate 15 caused major traffic delays  Saturday afternoon. The incident, which took place north of Glendale, Nev., has been cleared and backed-up traffic is now heading toward the Virgin River Gorge, the Arizona Highway Patrol reported Saturday evening.

“This will certainly cause a huge delay getting through the gorge today,” AHP Sgt. John Bottoms said. “I would recommend people exiting in Littlefield, Ariz., and using (Old Highway 91) or face additional delays in excess of one hour to get through the gorge.”

Traffic in the gorge is already being reduced to one lane of traffic around mile post 16 due to reconstruction work on the bridge there.

Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image from Mapquest.com | Click on map to enlarge
Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image from Mapquest.com | Click on map to enlarge

Alternate route and tips for drivers

Individuals seeking to avoid traffic delays in the Virgin River Gorge may take Highway 91 as an alternate route. The highway bypasses the gorge entirely, intersecting with I-15 at Littlefield, Ariz. to the south, and connecting to St. George at the north via Santa Clara and Sunset Boulevard. See map included in this article.

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1 Comment

  • Christine March 30, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    What burned? Was it a semi truck or a camper trailer or RV?

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