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Part of I-80 shut down in Summit County due to hazmat incident

Posted at 4:07 PM, Apr 19, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-20 09:06:50-04

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Both directions of Interstate 80 in Summit County were shut down due to a hazmat incident Tuesday afternoon. By early Wednesday morning, eastbound lanes had all reopened and some westbound lanes were still blocked. But, traffic was moving through slowly.

A shelter in place for nearby residents had also been lifted.

On Tuesday afternoon, the highway was completely closed at mile marker 150 west of Wanship in Silver Creek Canyon.

Eastbound I-80 was reopened around 8 p.m.

Photos shared by the Park City Fire District showed an overturned semi-truck on the road. A spokesperson with the Utah Highway Patrol said the truck was carrying a liquid peroxide, which caused the hazmat protocols.

Residents in the Tollgate area were being told to stay in place and indoors until further notice.