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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.
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.
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.