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Garbage fire leads to traffic, TRAX delays near U. campus

By Jacob Klopfenstein, KSL.com | Updated - Apr 10th, 2019 @ 8:26pm | Posted - Apr 10th, 2019 @ 3:32pm


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SALT LAKE CITY — Traffic was being diverted near the University of Utah Wednesday afternoon due to a garbage fire, authorities said. The road has since been reopened and all trains are running as normal.

Contents of a garbage truck were dumped onto the street near 500 South and 1300 East, according to a tweet from the Salt Lake City Fire Department. The debris caught fire and was fully involved just after 3 p.m., officials said.

The fire was under control as of 3:20 p.m., Salt Lake fire officials said. Traffic was diverted from the intersection while crews cleaned up the scene, authorities said.

Red Line TRAX trains were not running north of the Stadium station as a result of the fire, Utah Transit Authority officials said on Twitter. A bus bridge was put in place from the Stadium station to the 900 East station, UTA said.

All trains are now running as normal and the bus bridge was lifted as of 3:36 p.m., according to a tweet by UTA.

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