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Northbound I-15 reopens in Bountiful after crash, hazmat situation

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com  |  Posted May 20th, 2018 @ 5:46pm


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BOUNTIFUL — Northbound I-15 has reopened after a rollover crash that caused a hazmat situation, officials said.

About 8 a.m. Sunday, a tanker truck rolled over, causing calcium chloride, a de-icing chemical, to spill onto the roadway, according to Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Lawrence Hopper. He was driving north through a turn near the 500 West exit on the highway when the crash took place, Hopper said.

There were no injuries in the crash, he said. The trucker was hauling a main trailer and a pup trailer, and the pup trailer disconnected from the main trailer and rolled, Hopper said. It was not yet known why the trailer detached, he added.

The chemical is hazardous and needed to be cleaned off the roadway, but is not volatile or explosive, Hopper said. The chemical did not cause an immediate threat to the public, he said.

The freeway was closed at 400 North, and the 500 West on-ramp to northbound I-15 also was closed, Utah Department of Transportation officials said on Twitter. Drivers were being diverted off the highway at 400 North and were getting back on at Parrish Lane, Hopper said.

The freeway was reopened just before 2 p.m., South Davis Metro Fire officials said on Twitter.

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