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Fertilizer Spill Closes Road to Bryce Canyon

Fertilizer Spill Closes Road to Bryce Canyon

Posted - Jul. 20, 2004 at 8:01 a.m.



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CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) -- Utah 20 -- a major connection for Bryce Canyon -- was closed for nine hours following a fertilizer spill.

The road runs from Interstate 15 just south of Beaver to Panguitch. It's the shortest route from I-15 to U.S. 89, the main artery to Bryce.

Cedar City Fire Chief Paul Irons said that when the call came in at 7:30 a.m. Monday, no one knew what the substance was.

The department's hazmat crew found 270 gallons had spilled out of a plastic container, which Irons said may have fallen off a truck.

The highway was kept closed until tests determined it was fertilizer, after which the Paragonah Volunteer Fire Department hosed it down.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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