Top 5 weekend stories on St. George News

A sign asking visitors to self-pay is placed at the entrance to Snow Canyon State Park, Utah, March 28, 2020 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In case you missed it, here is your weekend recap of the top five most viewed stories published on St. George News from Saturday and Sunday, March 28-29.

See the related stories at the bottom of this page for five honorable mention stories.

‘People need to take the virus seriously;’ Officials plead for responsible recreation as parks are packed

Cars crowd the Sand Dunes parking lot at Snow Canyon State Park, Utah, March 28, 2020 | Photo by Hollie Reina, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — Just one day after Utah Gov. Gary Herbert issued a statewide coronavirus directive that included limiting visitors of state parks to residents of the counties in which the parks are located, hundreds of visitors converged on Snow Canyon State Park not only from out of county, but out of state as well.

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DMV closing offices, adding drive-thru in Hurricane; 4 more COVID-19 cases in Southern Utah

Utah “Arches” license plate, current issue, undated | Photo courtesy Utah Department of Motor Vehicles, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — The Utah Department of Motor Vehicles announced Saturday it is closing off all of its office lobbies to the public, including its locations in Hurricane and Cedar City. However, limited drive-thru service will continue at the Hurricane office.

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3-year-old child killed in I-15 rollover 

Scene of a fatal rollover involving a Toyota 4Runner on Interstate 15, Cedar City, Utah, March 29, 2020 | Photo by Andrew Pinckney, St. George News / Cedar City News

CEDAR CITY — A 3-year-old girl was killed in a rollover crash on Interstate 15 Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred at approximately 3:15 p.m. in the southbound lanes near mile marker 61, just south of Cedar City’s north I-15 exit.

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Plane crashes while attempting takeoff at Hurricane airport 

Hurricane PD and Fire respond to a plane crash at the Hurricane airport, Hurricane, Utah, March 28, 2020 | Photo by Ryne Williams, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — On Saturday afternoon, a plane that was attempting to take off from the Hurricane Municipal Airport crashed at the end of the runway. There were no injuries as a result of the crash, and the two occupants in the plane were unharmed.

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Driver considered ‘lucky’ following rollover on I-15

A truck and trailer rolled on northbound I-15 around milepost 5 that caused traffic to back up until the scene was cleared by the Utah Highway Patrol. No injuries were reported, St. George, Utah, March 28, 2020 | Photo by Mori Kessler, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — A man passing through St. George on Interstate 15 Saturday afternoon is being called ‘lucky’ by the Utah Highway Patrol after his truck and trailer rolled across the highway.

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The top five honorable mention stories can be found below in the related stories.

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