Overturned semitruck closes most lanes of southbound I-15 in Centerville

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CENTERVILLE — Southbound I-15 is down to one lane in Davis County Monday morning after a semitruck hit a hanging power line and crashed.

At 4:11 a.m. the semitruck hit a power line that was hanging down on I-15 near Parrish Lane, according to Utah Highway Patrol. The semi overturned and then crashed into the median, sending concrete into the northbound lanes.

The driver of the semitruck was taken to a local hospital with injuries that troopers described as minor.

The UHP said a power transformer blew and caused the live power line to fall across the I-15 freeway.

Several vehicles were damaged by the concrete. A Union Pacific train also hit the downed power line.

As of 8:20 a.m., three southbound lanes remained closed but the rest of the road in the area had reopened. The estimated clearance time is 9:30 a.m., the Utah Department of Transportation said.

Motorists early Monday used Legacy Parkway as an alternate route. Rain added to delays in the area.

About 40 homes in Bountiful experienced power outages due to the incident, city officials said, adding that crews were working to restore power as soon as possible.

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This article will be updated.

Contributing: Ashley Imlay


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Linda Williams is KSL.com's early morning web producer. She joined KSL.com after many years at KSL TV. Linda graduated with a communications degree from Brigham Young University and now calls Idaho home.


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