UPDATE: A disabled vehicle that was causing delays on southbound I-15 has been removed and traffic is moving without any problems, the Arizona Highway Patrol reported around 3:15 p.m., Monday. However, northbound traffic continues to experience delays and is currently backed up for a bout a mile.
MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – Motorists are advised to avoid travel on Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge if possible. The Arizona Highway Patrol has reported traffic delays on both northbound and southbound lanes through the gorge Monday afternoon, that is expected to continue into the evening.
“Heavy traffic is expected until about 8 p.m.,” AHP Sgt. John Bottoms said. “I would advise using Old Highway 91.”
As of 2 p.m., Bottoms said traffic on northbound I-15 is backed up for about a mile and growing. Southbound traffic is backed up for a half-mile and also growing.
The Arizona Department of Transportation is currently working on bridges in the gorge which has contributed to recent traffic delays.
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