UPDATE: Northbound I-15 reopens after fire

Semitrailer fire on northbound I-15 at milepost 22, Mohave County, Arizona, Oct 14, 2015 | Photo courtesy of Cathy Eberhart Barber, St. George News

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. – Northbound lanes of Interstate 15 near the Utah-Arizona state line have reopened after being closed due to a semitruck fire at milepost 22 around 9:25 p.m. Wednesday, according to a statement from Arizona Department of Transportation.

The lanes reopened around 10:30 p.m.

The incident occurred about seven miles south of the state line.

Southbound lanes of I-15 remained open during the incident.

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

Alternate route and tips for drivers

Those seeking to avoid the traffic backup and construction work in the Virgin River Gorge may take Highway 91 as an alternate route. The highway bypasses the Gorge entirely, intersecting with I-15 at Exit 8 for 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.

For the most current information about highway closures and restrictions statewide, visit ADOT’s Travel Information Site or follow ADOT on Twitter @ArizonaDOT),or call 511.

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1 Comment

  • anybody home October 15, 2015 at 11:10 am

    So, what’s the story?

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