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Oil spilled in tanker crash near Heber

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Posted at 2:46 PM, Jul 22, 2013
and last updated 2013-07-22 16:46:29-04

HEBER CITY — An oil tanker overturned on Highway 40 near Heber City Monday morning, spilling crude oil on the roadway.

It happened around 9 a.m., twelve miles west of Heber. The tanker truck was crossing the median in an area of the road normally reserved for emergency vehicles to make U-turns, according to Dwayne Baird from the Utah Highway Patrol.

The truck collided with a Jeep, but no one was injured.

The crash forced temporary closures of the eastbound lanes, but all lanes were open again shortly before 1 p.m.