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I-15 Reopens after Cleanup from Fire

I-15 Reopens after Cleanup from Fire

Posted - Jul. 17, 2003 at 7:29 a.m.

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(Salt Lake City-AP) -- Interstate 15 near the town of Santaquin in Utah County has been reopened.

A semi-truck carrying a load of car batteries and fireworks caught fire late last night, and crews had closed the southbound lanes while they fought the fire and cleaned up the mess.

The Utah Highway Patrol originally said they expected to keep the southbound lanes near Santaquin closed all day.

But patrol Sergeant Doug McCleve says they've now been able to reopen the Interstate.

I-15 Reopens after Cleanup from Fire

There were still some traffic delays in the area, but those were expected to clear up later this morning.

Highway Patrol officials were investigating what caused the fire and whether the truck's load complied with regulations.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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