SNAPPED: Elk herd causes delays on I-80 interchange
SALT LAKE CITY— A herd of elk caused quite a stir this morning as they crossed Salt Lake County’s east bench.
Traffic was delayed on all roads near the I-215/I-80 interchange, including Foothill Dr., I-215, and I-80, as the Utah Department of Transportation helped the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources herd about 40 elk across the roads safely.
As of 9:34 a.m., the herd is above Foothill Drive and has gone to the top of the mountains, and all traffic control in the area has ceased. UDOT has warned drivers to remain cautious, as stragglers may still make their way across the road.
The elk are currently on the north side of I-80 and east of Foothill drive. Please continue to avoid the area while we get the situation under control. pic.twitter.com/R5VDueNinG
— Utah DOT (@UtahDOT) February 1, 2023