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I-80 in Parley's Canyon backed up after boat falls off trailer

Accident occurred near summit
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Posted at 5:40 PM, Sep 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-07 21:14:37-04

PARLEY'S CANYON, Utah — A traffic accident on I-80 westbound in Parley's Canyon delayed travelers Monday looking to make it home after the Labor Day holiday.

The standstill began after a boat fell off its trailer near the summit around 4:30 p.m. The accident blocked three lanes of traffic at mile marker 138.

Traffic was seen backed up for a long stretch, with some drivers attempting to illegally cross the median to head in the other direction.