Traffic advisory: Virgin River Gorge backed up due to vehicle fire

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LITTLEFIELD, Arizona – As of about 2:40 p.m. Thursday, southbound traffic on Interstate 15 near milepost 12 in the Virgin River Gorge is backed up due to a commercial vehicle fire. The incident occurred just over 3 miles north of Littlefield, Arizona.

As of 2:54 p.m., one southbound lane had reopened at milepost 12.5, Arizona Department of Public Safety Highway Patrol Sgt. John Bottoms said in a message to St. George News.

“Avoid I-15 southbound at all costs for the next couple (of) hours,” Bottoms said.

Traffic is reportedly backed up for 7 miles.

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