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Highway cleared after downed powerline, crash closes I-15

Posted at 5:32 AM, May 09, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-09 13:24:57-04

DAVIS COUNTY, Utah — A series of odd incidents forced the closure of Interstate 15 in both directions in Centerville early Monday.

The closure began after a blown power transformer led to a downed powerline falling on train tracks just west of the highway. Before the tracks could be shut down, a train hit the downed line, dragging it onto the highway where a semi truck snagged the line and crashed into the center barrier.

Debris from the crash was thrown into lanes heading in the opposite direction, causing all lanes to be shut down.

I-15 southbound was closed at Parrish Lane, with I-15 northbound closed at 500 West.

Emergency responders, including the Utah Department of Transportation, Utah Highway Patrol and South Davis Metro Fire were able to clear the wreck and open northbound lanes at 5:40 a.m.

Southbound lanes were reopened later in the morning.

The driver of the truck was treated for minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported.