SALT LAKE CITY — A semi truck crash in Salt Lake City caused a heavy backup on Interstate 80 on Wednesday afternoon.
The truck was stopped across the ramp connecting I-215 to the westbound lanes of I-80.
Northbound and Southbound I-215 to I-80 Westbound were closed due to the crash, Utah Highway Patrol said.
NB I-215 and SB I-215 to I-80 WB is closed due to a truck accident. Troopers expect the closure to remain in place for up to 2 hours. Please decrease your speed during poor weather and use an alternative route. pic.twitter.com/V1Eit5PV0I— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) September 14, 2022
UHP said the truck was empty at the time of the crash and the driver lost control on the wet road. The truck jackknifed, hitting the concrete barrier and blocking the ramp.
After it crashed into the barrier, a passenger car ran into the back of the trailer, which caused a leak in the truck's fuel tank.
Troopers said only minor injuries were reported and nobody was taken to the hospital.
Hazmat crews responded to the area to help clean up the leak.