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Hazmat cleanup underway after tanker crashes into SLC yard

Posted at 6:45 AM, Jul 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-08 12:28:10-04

SALT LAKE CITY — Hazardous materials crews are cleaning up after a tanker full of asphalt sealant rolled away from a parking lot and into the yard of a Salt Lake City home Wednesday morning.

It happened around 3:20 at 66 North Wolcott St., near the University of Utah.

"The tanker rolled from an East parking lot across N. Campus drive into the back yard of address," a tweet from the Salt Lake City Fire Department said.

The tanker leaked hundreds of gallons of asphalt sealant.

"Typically these tankers are designed to store materials inside of them and be transported over the road. Any time they come in contact with something or receive that type of damage, it just really affects the integrity of that vessel, and so any movement that we try and do to that may make the leak worse, in fact, before we move it," said Capt. Tony Stowe, Salt Lake City Fire Department.

No one was injured.