Jackknifed semi-trailer slows traffic on I-15 in SLC

Posted at 12:58 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 18:06:46-04

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.