UPDATE:  10:20 AM (1/18/13)  A mid sized SUV ran into the elk, no injuries.  Road opened.

This happened just a couple of hours ago.

According to the Highway Patrol , it happened around 720 on I-15, mile marker 176-southbound by Jefferson City.

Emergency crews are on the scene, no word of human injuries, but it is reported that several elk have died.

Expect single lane traffic.

We'll bring you more as it becomes available.