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Lanes re-open after spilled coal snarls traffic on northbound I-15 in American Fork

Posted at 9:18 AM, Dec 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-19 12:24:15-05

UPDATE: While a few emergency units remain in the vicinity as of about 10:20 a.m., the major impacts to traffic appear to have ended.

Previous story continues below:

AMERICAN FORK, Utah — Several lanes of northbound I-15 are closed at Pioneer Crossing in American Fork due to a coal spill.

UDOT first tweeted about the incident at 8:47 a.m., and as of 9:15 traffic cameras showed all northbound lanes blocked as clean-up crews work to remove the coal.

A short time later traffic appeared to be moving by in one lane or the road shoulder.

Utah Highway Patrol said the coal fell from a passing truck, but no further details were immediately available.

Fox 13 News will update this story as more details emerge.