Moose halts traffic in Parleys Canyon, killed after being hit by vehicle, police say
Aug 6, 2023, 9:09 PM
(Alston Crosby/KSL TV)
SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A moose sighting on Interstate 80 forced first responders to stop traffic in Parleys Canyon Sunday evening.
At approximately 7:30 p.m., the Utah Department of Transportation cameras showed a moose walking across I-80 near mile marker 138.
Utah Highway Patrol trooper Silva told KSL TV first responders quickly arrived to shut down traffic on both sides as callers reported the moose was injured.
A UHP trooper on the scene told KSL TV the moose was hit by a car, and its leg was broken, forcing a Unified police officer to euthanize the moose.
Animal in traffic
Both Directions I-80 Closed
at MP 137 (1 mi E of Lambs Canyon) Salt Lake Co.
Use Alt Route
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— UDOT Traffic (@UDOTTRAFFIC) August 7, 2023
Silva said UHP performed a slowdown to check the area, and Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources was notified.
UHP said Summit County approved a salvage permit to pick up the moose, take off antlers, and remove them from the side of the highway.