Traffic alert: Take Highway 91 to avoid 9-mile backup on northbound I-15 near Gorge

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ST. GEORGE — A serious crash has led to major slowdown on northbound Interstate 15 near the Virgin River Gorge Sunday evening.

Update 7:35 p.m. MST. According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the crash has been cleared, but there is still some congestion through the area.

Trooper Tom Callister of the Arizona Department of Public Safety says there is a 9-mile backup just prior to the gorge.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, the crash is blocking the outside lane near milepost 13.

“Travelers can use old Highway 91 as an alternate route,” Callister said.

Highway 91 can be accessed from Exit 8 through Beaver Dam.

St. George News reporter Cody Blowers contributed to this report.

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