ST. GEORGE — A delay in traffic is taking place on northbound Interstate 15 through the Virgin River Gorge Friday afternoon, according to police.
Currently, about 5 miles of traffic is backed up entering the gorge, and traffic is expected to be delayed until around 7 p.m. MST, Arizona Department of Public Safety’s Sgt. John Bottoms said in a release.
“It’s apparent that many Nevada residents are fleeing their lockdown and heading north into Utah,” he said.
The delays are being caused by a highway construction project that has reduced travel to one lane through the gorge.
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