Motorists may expect traffic delays on I-15 Friday evening

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SOUTHERN UTAH — Motorists traveling on Interstate 15 between Cedar City and St. George may experience significant delays Friday evening, according to the Utah Department of Transportation.

One area of major congestion involves the southbound lanes of I-15 between Kanarraville and Leeds. Delays of 15 minutes or longer are expected to persist until 11:59 p.m. or later.

Multiple crashes occurred on southbound I-15 earlier Friday afternoon, and a stalled vehicle reported on the interstate near Kanarraville also reportedly caused delays.

Similar heavy congestion is also being reported along state Route 9 from where it connects to I-15 at mile marker 16, and heading toward Zion National Park.

Drivers are encouraged to use patience and caution when traveling these areas.

For statewide traffic information and updates, visit the UDOT website.

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2 Comments

  • DRT February 17, 2018 at 8:32 am

    State Route 9 does not connect to I-15 at mile 31. It connects at Exit 16.
    The state highway that connects SR 9 to I-15 is SR 17. It connects to I-15 at Exit 27 and to SR 9 in La Verkin.
    Exit 31 is either the Browse, or Pintura exit.

    • Jeff Richards February 17, 2018 at 11:31 am

      Thanks for the correction. Traffic was heavily congested on I-15 at several locations yesterday, including at the exits where it connects to SR-9 and SR-17. The error has been corrected. Thanks for reading!

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