Update: Semi rollover on southbound I-15 causes traffic backup; expect delays

A semitractor-trailer crash 13 miles south of Beaver on Interstate 15 is slowing traffic and causing delays, Stock Image, date and location not specified | Image created for St. George News

Update: UDOT estimates Interstate 15 will be cleared of this crash at 5:30 p.m.

IRON COUNTY — A semitractor-trailer rollover on southbound Interstate 15 at mile post 95, 13 miles south of Beaver, is causing traffic to back up for several miles.

A semi going south on I-15 carrying laundry detergent crashed at mile marker 95 and is on its side in the median. Authorities are on scene.

The rollover has caused traffic to slow to a crawl between mile posts 95-100, said Cedar City news reporter Tracie Sullivan.

According to the Utah Department of Transportation, traffic delays are in the range of 5 to 15 minutes. On a post to the UDOT website, the estimated time of clearance for the accident is 5:30 p.m.

Travelers on I-15 heading south should exercise caution and patience when approaching the scene.

Email: tsullivan@stgnews.com

Twitter: @tracie_sullivan

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1 Comment

  • knobe May 28, 2016 at 7:09 am

    Is this another wind related roll over ?
    It seems there is an increasing incidence of those events .
    Maybe the trucking industry needs to alter the design ( round off the tops )
    To make them more aerodynamic / less boxy ?

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