I-84 reopened near Tremonton after buckled roadway caused closure

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BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah – A portion of I-84 near Tremonton was closed Friday and traffic was being redirected to I-15 after a section of the freeway buckled, but just before midnight crews reopened the highway.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, Box Elder County Dispatch received a report around 6:30 p.m. indicating the surface of I-84 near milepost 22 had buckled.

The damage to the freeway extended across both westbound lanes, and traffic was stopped as a result. Minor vehicle damage was also reported.

I-84 was closed for several hours at exit 24, and traffic was being turned around at the overpass and routed back to Tremonton.

3 comments

  • Mikee

    Since Fox couldn’t be bothered to provide any explanation as to how this happened, a quick search on Bing says it’s heat that can cause this kind of buckling.

  • lacy

    It can be due to hear, but for it was caused from heat it would have been more area then one and believe you’d see it look kinda melted I believe this is more of a shift in the ground.

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