According to Arizona Highway Patrol Sergeant John Bottoms, the traffic heading northbound on I15 is currently backed up three miles from the Virgin River Gorge, as has been the case for many weekends over the past year.

Travelers are advised to plan ahead and allow for the time delays or to use the alternate route of Highway 91 from the Beaver Dam area at Exit 8.

Traffic will likely be backed up in both directions at some point today and again on Sunday, as is customary with weekend travel.