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1-80 EB reopens following two crashes

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Posted at 10:06 PM, Mar 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-06 08:58:32-05

SALT LAKE CITY – Officials from the Utah Highway Patrol confirmed that eastbound I-80 was closed Monday evening after two crashes occurred near the entrance to Parleys Canyon.

According to Lt. Todd Royce with the Utah Highway Patrol, the two incidents occurred close to each other where the road splits from EB I-80 to I-215’s belt.

Royce said a car hit a semi-truck and another rollover incident occurred around 9:25 p.m. Monday evening.

Minor injuries were reported in each accident.

UDOT tweeted that the road was closed shortly after the incident:

Royce stated that snow plows were dispatched to the area, and crews were making sure the roads were well salted and safe before they reopened.