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Heat buckles Interstate 15 near Point of the Mountain
First Published Jul 21 2013 06:00 pm • Last Updated Jul 22 2013 08:38 am

A stretch of Interstate 15 near Point of the Mountain reopened Sunday night after it buckled during the afternoon heat — again.

Utah Department of Transportation reported that the two left lanes of northbound I-15 on the Salt Lake County side were damaged during the afternoon at mile post 287, which is about 15200 South. Temperatures had climbed to near 100 degrees.

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UDOT shut down the lanes to repair them, causing delays of up to 45 minutes around Point of the Mountain.

Crews reopened the lanes by 9:50 p.m.

It’s been a hard summer for Utah highways. Earlier this month, heat damaged a lane of northbound I-15 in Clearfield, the 600 North onramp to southbound I-15, U.S. 40 at mile post 1 in Summit County and a lane of Interstate 215 near 3400 South. In June, two lanes of I-15 buckled near Bluffdale

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