Traffic alert: Small plane crash closes southbound I-15 in Weber County

Small plane crashes near Interstate 15 at mile marker 341 in Weber County, closing interstate to all southbound traffic, Weber County, Utah, Nov. 17, 2019 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Highway Patrol, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Southbound Interstate 15 in Weber County near Roy was shut down shortly after 4:30 p.m. Sunday after a plane crashed in the area, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

Photo captured from UDOT cameras of traffic on Interstate 15 near mile post 341 in Weber County, Utah, Nov. 17, 2019 | Photo courtesy of the Utah Department of Transportation, St. George News

All southbound traffic on I-15 is being diverted off the highway at 31 Street in Ogden to Interstate 84 after a small plane crashed near the interstate, while the northbound travel lanes of I-15 remain open.

UHP advised all northbound traffic to “focus on driving while passing the incident so other crashes are avoided,” according to a tweet posted by the agency shortly before 4:30 p.m.

Southbound I-15 will remain closed for three hours, authorities estimate. Further information will be released as it becomes available.

This is a developing story.

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