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Large spill after cement truck rollover causes highway traffic headache

Posted at 12:20 PM, Jun 06, 2024

TAYLORSVILLE, Utah — A large spill caused miles of backups after a rollover crash on Interstate 215 in Taylorsville Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened in the northbound lanes of I-215 South at Redwood Road. Utah Highway Patrol said a cement truck lost control at 4500 South and hit a barrier then rolled in the area, resulting in the spill.

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The truck leaked hydraulic fluid and oil according to Utah Highway patrol Sgt. Chad Hecker.

"Not a large amount, it was able to be cleaned up with just some absorptive material and then swept up in the sweeper trucks," he said.

Luckily, nobody was injured in the crash, officials reported.

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Because the spill will take a while to clean up, only one lane of traffic was open on the northbound side. Traveling southbound, the two right-most lanes were open.

All lanes of traffic reopened at 3:30 p.m.