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Multiple road closures due to 3 crashes

By Jen Riess, | Updated - Jul 21st, 2019 @ 11:59pm | Posted - Jul 21st, 2019 @ 9:41pm

SALT LAKE CITY — Emergency officials responded to multiple accidents Sunday evening that caused road closures across the state. On Monday morning, all were cleared except I-80 in Parleys Canyon.

I-80 WB, Parleys Canyon

The right lane of I-80 Westbound was closed following a crash in Parelys Canyon near East Canyon. The Utah Department of Transportation has instructed drivers to use I-84 or U.S. 40 to U.S. 189 as an alternate route.

As of 5 a.m. Monday, the right lane remained closed due to a semitruck fire, KSL TV reported. Motorists faced minor delays of less than five minutes, according to the KSL Traffic Center map.

Summit Ridge Parkway, Santaquin

Two people were injured in a rollover crash in Santaquin at 1431 S. Summit Ridge Parkway. Utah Highway Patrol officials said the 49-year-old man and 48-year-old woman were transported to the hospital in serious condition.

S.R. 17, Toquerville, Washington County

A medical chopper was also called to I-15 near Toquerville, Washington County, for another rollover crash. Both directions of state Route 17 will be closed until the accident is cleared.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Jen Riess

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