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Two Off-Ramps Leading to I-80 West Temporarily Closed

Two Off-Ramps Leading to I-80 West Temporarily Closed



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(KSL News) Two freeway off-ramps near the Salt Lake International Airport were shut down after a truck carrying ash from incinerated medical waste lost part of its load, spreading the waste all over the road.

Two Off-Ramps Leading to I-80 West Temporarily Closed

Around 10:45 this morning, the driver reported two bags of the waste fell off the truck at the I-80 westbound airport exit. The bags broke, and spread the ash all over the highway. Hazmat teams and the Salt Lake City Fire Department were called out the scene.

Two Off-Ramps Leading to I-80 West Temporarily Closed

The white powdery substance was considered a minor health threat, according to the Utah Highway Patrol. It's only a minor threat because they have it pretty well contained.

It took crews about two hours to clean up the mess and reopen the off-ramps.

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