2100 South off-ramp reopens following semi rollover

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A tractor-trailer rolled around 11:45 a.m. exiting at 2100 South from I-15. The off-ramp and the surrounding area, including a Home Depot parking lot, were closed for hours, but reopened about 5:45 p.m.

Due to the 72 pounds of potassium hydrochloride in the trailer, hazmat crews were called to the scene. Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Anthony Carrubba said, "Along with his other freight, he had 72 pounds of potassium hydroxide in a container. We were concerned that if it spilled, it could have some serious consequences."

Utah Highway Patrol trooper Thomas DeCarlo said, "It's an actual cleaning solvent, an industrial cleaning solvent. It's very hazardous if ingested or inhaled. But it's odorless, so that's the concern. So we set up the proper distance to keep ourselves and the public safe."

Crews removed the chemical from the semi, then towed the truck away. Troopers think the truck was simply going too fast.

Carrubba said the driver suffered minor injuries.

E-mail: mgiauque@ksl.com


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