Crash, debris lead to eastbound lane closures on Interstate 80 (updated)

Motorists on Interstate 80 may have been met with delays on Tuesday morning

Traffic appeared to be moving smoothly near Jeremy Ranch around 12 p.m. on Tuesday after debris closed two eastbound lanes on Interstate 80. There was also a multi-vehicle accident earlier in the morning that caused delays.
Utah Department of Transportation traffic camera

Motorists driving through Summit County on Interstate 80 may have met delays on Tuesday morning with multiple eastbound lane closures. 

Sgt. Cameron Roden, public information officer with Utah Highway Patrol, said there were three separate crashes near mile marker 145. The first was a single car that went into the median and hit a cable barrier.

There were two other crashes reported around 9 a.m. with five vehicles involved. There was a two-car crash and an accident with a semi-truck just after the Kimball Junction exit.

Two people were reported to have minor injuries. A third person was transported to an area hospital to be evaluated, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office.

The right lane was closed. The Utah Department of Transportation estimated the clearance time would take about an hour. The Park City Fire District also responded.

Eastbound drivers around 11:10 a.m. also encountered additional closures — this time due to log debris in the roadway. Two right lanes were closed near mile marker 139. It was cleared just before noon. Roden said the incident was unrelated to the crashes earlier in the morning.

The cause of the crashes remain under investigation.

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