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Traffic moving again after semitrailer stalls on I-80 in Summit County

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Posted at 7:31 PM, Apr 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-04-18 21:59:35-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A long line of vehicles were at a temporary standstill on westbound I-80 in the area of Wanship Saturday evening, and the Utah Highway Patrol said a semitrailer stalled in an area where construction work had already caused lane reductions.

Utah Department of Transportation cameras showed the large traffic backup on I-80 near mile post 155 in the area of Wanship. A Utah Highway Patrol trooper said traffic had already been reduced to one lane in either direction in the area due to construction, and in that area a semitrailer stalled.

The stalled truck stopped westbound traffic, but vehicles were still moving eastbound in the area. FOX 13 News first heard report of the incident around 7 p.m., and by about 7:30 p.m. westbound traffic had begun moving in the area again.