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I-80 reopens after two moose force troopers to shut it down

Jan 9, 2022, 10:09 PM | Updated: Jun 8, 2022, 5:29 pm

(Utah Division of Wildlife Resources/Twitter)...

(Utah Division of Wildlife Resources/Twitter)

(Utah Division of Wildlife Resources/Twitter)

There were major traffic backups along Interstate 80 Sunday as two moose forced troopers to shut the interstate down.

The freeway has since reopened, and at least one of the moose has been moved to a safer location.

Wildlife officers were called in to help capture the animals, while the Utah Highway Patrol closed down both directions of I-80 to keep cars away.

Officials with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources said they were able to tranquilize and relocate one of the moose.

“The 2nd bull moose was in thick scrub oak trees and we were not able to tranquilize it.,” read a tweet from the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources.

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I-80 reopens after two moose force troopers to shut it down