SALT LAKE CITY — A jackknifed semi-trailer forced officials to close northbound I-15 at 1300 South in Salt Lake City for several hours.
The Utah Department of Transportation first reported the incident around 12:43 Friday afternoon. UDOT reported the left lane opened shortly after 1:30.
As of 1:30 p.m., traffic in the northbound lanes is backed up between 1300 S and approximately 4100 S. The ramps to eastbound SR-201 and westbound I-80 were also closed. UDOT suggested using I-215 as an alternate route.
By about 4 p.m. it appeared the scene had largely been cleared, allowing traffic to flow normally again.