Salt Lake City, UT (June 14, 2022) – An incident involving a tractor-trailer caused a fuel spill that led to a HAZMAT incident forcing several lanes of a highway in Salt Lake County to be temporarily closed down.
Several of the westbound lanes of State Route 201 in the area of Bangerter Highway were blocked off to traffic while police and emergency crews cleaned up after an accident caused a truck tank to rupture and spill 75 gallons of fuel all over the roadway and surrounding areas.
Paramedics were also on the scene. Unconfirmed reports indicate that one person was injured during the incident.
The cause of the tank puncture is being investigated.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
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