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Road closed in Duchesne County after tanker trucks collide

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Posted at 9:11 AM, Jul 24, 2014
and last updated 2014-07-24 11:35:08-04

DUCHESNE COUNTY, Utah – Authorities are working to clean up the road after two tanker trucks collided in Duchesne County.

The accident on Highway 40 near Duchesne has shut down the road near mile post 82.

Deputies said a tanker truck carrying water crossed the center line and hit a supertanker full of crude oil.

Both trucks were significantly damaged but neither spilled the water or oil.

However, the diesel and engine oil from both trucks covered the road for about 200 yards.

Crews said the roads will be closed until the accident is cleared.