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Semi Spills Load, Closes I-80 Westbound

Semi Spills Load, Closes I-80 Westbound

Posted - Jan. 22, 2004 at 7:09 a.m.



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(KSL News/AP) The westbound lanes of Interstate-80 were closed near the mouth of Parley's Canyon for nearly 12 hours because of a rollover accident.

Semi Spills Load, Closes I-80 Westbound

A semi truck was exiting the canyon just after 11:00 last night when the driver apparently took a turn too fast and rolled the vehicle.

The truck was carrying of load of dry goods at the time -- most of which ended up in the road.

Jason Pitcher/ Utah Highway Patrol: "We're looking at approximately 40,000 pounds of goods."

The driver was taken to the University Medical Center with minor injuries.

Semi Spills Load, Closes I-80 Westbound

Traffic in the area was diverted on to I-215 for several hours while the mess was cleaned up.

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