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Two-vehicle crash slows traffic in Virgin River Gorge

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Posted at 4:38 PM, Dec 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-20 18:44:55-05

ARIZONA — Traffic delays were expected in the Virgin River Gorge Sunday morning due to road work reducing I-15 to one lane in both directions as travelers returned to the Beehive State from watching Utah and BYU compete in the Las Vegas Bowl, and a two-vehicle crash around noon Sunday added to the congestion.

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, a two-vehicle crash occurred on northbound I-15 near mile post 14 around 12:06 p.m.

I-15 passes through the winding Virgin River Gorge, which is proximal to the Utah, Nevada and Arizona borders.

ADOT states there were minor injuries as a result of the crash, and that the two cars were blocking the roadway for about a half an hour before they were moved to the shoulder of the road and out of the way of traffic. A FOX 13 News viewer who submitted several photos from the scene said they were slowed to a near standstill as they traveled in the area.