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Utah Department of Transportation to close Interstate 80 for elk migration

All lanes in both directions will be closed for nearly an hour

The Utah Department of Transportation announced on Monday that a six-mile stretch of Interstate 80 near Lamb's Canyon will be temporarily closed for an elk migration.

John Gleason, a public information officer with UDOT, said the closure will begin at around 11 a.m. and last until about noon. The closure will affect traffic in both directions from Mount Aire Canyon at mile marker 132 to mile marker 138, east of Lamb's Canyon.

Gleason said the closure is due to a herd of elk that are "presenting a safety issue in the area."

Commuters are advised to expect delays through the area and to consider using Interstate 84 through Weber Canyon or U.S. 189 through Provo Canyon as an alternate route, according to the UDOT traffic website. It advised commuters to be aware of "significant delays and extended clearance times."