I-84 shut down in Box Elder County after freeway buckles

Travelers on I-84 in Box Elder County Friday evening had to take significant detours after the Utah Department of Transportation shut down westbound traffic to fix the freeway.

According to a report from the Utah Highway Patrol, at approximately 6:30 p.m. Box Elder County dispatch received a call that the freeway surface on the westbound lanes near milepost 22 had buckled.

The damage to the freeway extended across all westbound lanes. It caused traffic to stop and even caused minor vehicle damage. Traffic was turned around and routed back to Tremonton. The Idaho Department of Transportation was also notified and they activated overhead signs on I-15 near Elwood to warn travelers of delays and detours. Travelers were encouraged to use I-15 as an alternate route.  

UDOT crews responded to the freeway and began repairing the damage. The freeway reopened just before 11:30 p.m. Friday night.

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