UPDATE: Traffic Advisory – Heavy traffic, rain backs up Gorge 90 minutes

MOHAVE COUNTY, Ariz. — Northbound motorists planning to travel on Interstate 15 are advised to avoid the Virgin River Gorge Sunday to avoid delays of 90 minutes or more.

As of 3:20 p.m., northbound traffic is backed up 6 miles and growing, Arizona Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Bottoms said.

Northbound traffic was backed up 4 miles as of 1:20 p.m. Sunday, Bottoms said, because of a combination of heavy traffic and rain showers. Drivers traveling north on I-15 are advised to use the Highway 91 alternate route instead of driving through the Gorge (see map inset below).

If you decide to continue through the Gorge, allow extra space between cars, Bottoms said.

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

Those seeking to avoid the 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 Littlefield, Arizona, to the south and connecting to St. George, Utah, at the north via Santa Clara and Sunset Boulevard. See map inset.

To stay up to date with the latest highway conditions around the state, visit the ADOT Traveler Information Center at az511.gov, follow us on Twitter or call 511; outside of Arizona, dial 888-411-ROAD (7623).

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