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Provo Canyon reopens after semi overturns, spills fertilizer on roadway

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Posted at 1:46 PM, Feb 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-09 19:35:43-05

PROVO CANYON, Utah - Eastbound lanes on Highway 189 in Provo Canyon have reopened after a tractor-trailer overturned Tuesday afternoon.

At about 1:40 p.m., fire crews shut down the roadway at 800 North so HazMat crews could clean up a spill of ammonium nitrate fertilizer on the highway. Originally it was estimated the roadway would be closed until 7 p.m. It has since reopened at about 5:20 p.m.

Authorities said the spill did not pose an environmental risk to the Provo River.

Officials have not said what led to the accident.

The driver was taken to the hospital to be checked as a precaution.