Street reopens after nitric acid spill in Salt Lake City

Posted at 10:37 AM, May 25, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-25 19:42:38-04

SALT LAKE CITY – A Salt Lake City street is back open after a hazardous material situation forced officials to close it Thursday morning.

Salt Lake City Fire said about 500 gallons of nitric acid spilled near 800 S and 400 W, under I-15.  The spill has been contained and 800 S is once again open to traffic.

The Salt Lake County Health Department reports there is no known threat to the public. The spill happened at a company called Univar, which has its own isolated drain system. The drain system allowed fire department crews to keep the chemical from spreading.

Employees at Univar were evacuated safely and no one injuries were reported.

Officials have not said what led to the spill.