Traffic advisory: Accident backs up traffic in Virgin River Gorge; alternate route

Traffic on northbound I-15, Virgin River Gorge, Arizona, June 13, 2015 | Photo by Leanna Bergeron, St. George News

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — An accident on northbound Interstate 15 in the Virgin River Gorge construction zone has traffic severely backed up Saturday afternoon.

As of 2:04 p.m., the accident has been cleared, Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Bottoms said, but traffic is still very slow moving.

As of 1:07 p.m., heavy traffic was backed up about 4 miles and expected to increase. The delay was approximately 45-60 minutes, Bottoms said.

Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image from
Highway 91 from St. George and Littlefield, Ariz. | Image from | Click image to enlarge

Alternate route and tips for drivers

Drivers are advised to use old Highway 91 as an alternate route. The highway bypasses the Gorge entirely, intersecting with I-15 at Littlefield, Arizona, to the south and connecting to St. George at the north via Santa Clara and Sunset Boulevard. See map included in this article.


  • To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at or call 511; outside of Arizona, dial 1-888-411-ROAD (7623)
  • For more information about this project, visit the website

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