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All southbound I-15 lanes are back open after massive tanker fire near Midvale

Posted at 8:00 PM, Jan 18, 2018

MIDVALE, Utah - All southbound lanes of I-15 are back open after a tanker truck carrying 10,000 gallons of fuel exploded into a massive fire.

The inferno shut down I-15 at 7200 S. in Midvale for hours Thursday night.

The Utah Highway Patrol said the blaze started when the tanker's brakes sparked a fire.

The Utah Department of Transportation said two lanes of southbound I-15 sustained serious damage during the fire.

Crews put in a temporary asphalt patch overnight.

Drivers were able to use the remaining two open southbound lanes on I-15 while crews made repairs.

The HOV lane was also open at no charge between 5400 S. and 9000 S.

UDOT completed the repairs Friday afternoon and reopened all southbound lanes.

The driver, who works for Jackson Energy (Jackson Oil), got out unharmed.