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Truck accident blocked lanes on ramp to I-80 in Salt Lake City

Posted at 1:35 PM, Sep 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-09-14 19:46:36-04

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.

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.