Northbound I-15 open again after tanker truck catches fire, causes closure

Posted at 11:53 AM, Jun 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-05 18:27:11-04

SALT LAKE CITY -- A tanker truck carrying crude oil caught fire Friday morning, forcing officials to close northbound I-15 in Salt Lake City for several hours.

At least three fire trucks responded to the scene on I-15 near 400 North sometime before noon, but by about 3:20 p.m. Utah Department of Transportation Officials said all lanes had reopened.

Traffic was getting by on the shoulder during the closure, but UDOT urged drivers to use I-215 as an alternate route.

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