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UDOT warns Utahns to brace for heavy travel over spring break

Congestion expected in Salt Lake and Davis counties, St. George and Moab.

(Leah Hogsten | Tribune file photo) The Utah Department of Transportation expects heavy traffic this weekend as students and families head out of town for spring break, including delays of up to 15 minutes on Interstate 15, photographed in 2018.

Despite the pandemic, the Utah Department of Transportation expects heavy traffic this weekend as students and families head out of town for spring break.

Drivers should expect delays of up to 15 minutes Friday on Interstate 15 in Salt Lake and Davis counties, whether traveling north or south. UDOT expects the most traffic congestion from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. in Salt Lake County, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Davis County’s southbound freeway lanes, and from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Davis County’s northbound freeway lanes.

UDOT said heavy traffic could also impact U.S. 191 in Moab, U.S. 6 in Spanish Fork Canyon, and I-15 in St. George.

For more information on traffic conditions, check udottraffic.utah.gov or the department’s social media posts on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.