ST. GEORGE — A fire now known as the Red Mountain Fire caused a closure of state Route 18 at Dammeron Valley on Tuesday afternoon. Both lanes have since reopened.
Updated 5:25 p.m., Both sides of SR-18 have been reopened.
The closure caused major delays for both lanes of travel that were expected to last well into Tuesday evening due to the road closure, according to information posted by the Utah Department of Transportation just after 2 p.m.
Both directions of travel were hindered between mile markers 13 and 15 on SR-18 between Diamond Valley and Veyo.
Motorists were asked to use alternate routes. Delays of more than 15 minutes were expected until approximately 7:30 p.m., according to UDOT.
This report is based on information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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