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Tanker hauling gasoline rolls in W. Bountiful, spilling contents

By KSL.com | Posted - Aug. 21, 2011 at 8:12 p.m.


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WEST BOUNTIFUL -- A semitrailer has rolled in West Bountiful, spilling out its contents into the city's storm drain.

Around 7 p.m. the semi rolled near 500 South and 800 West in the business district of West Bountiful after the tanker hit the center barrier and rolled, spilling more than 2,000 gallons of gasoline onto the roadway. The majority of the gasoline has made its way into a storm drain.

"We have crews downstream," said Jim Rampton of the South Davis Metro Fire. "We deployed booms to try and see if we could isolate the spill."

Authorities said residents don't have anything to worry about at this time, and no evacuations have been reported in the area. The driver got some gasoline on him when trying to turn off a valve, but was treated at the scene and was released.

Streets have been closed off in the area as crews attempt to keep more gasoline from spilling onto the roadway and further down the storm drain. Fire officials said the roads will likely open around 3 a.m.

Stay tuned to ksl.com, KSL TV and KSL Newsradio 102.7FM/1160AM for more details.

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