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For second time in hours, truck becomes high-centered on freeway barrier

Jun 24, 2021, 3:51 PM | Updated: 7:43 pm
Photo: Screenshot from UDOT Traffic Camera

SALT LAKE CITY — For the second time in less than 12 hours, traffic came to a standstill on a major Salt Lake City freeway because a semi-truck and trailer became high-centered on a concrete barrier. 

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Thursday morning, Utah Highway Patrol closed the ramp from southbound Interstate 15 to the westbound I-215 beltway in North Salt Lake for hours after a truck lost control on the curve and came to rest along the barrier. 

Around 3:45 Thursday afternoon, a second truck became high-centered on a concrete barrier on the ramp between I-80 and the I-215 west beltway. 

Utah Department of Transportation traffic cameras showed the cab of the truck straddling the barrier, high-centered precariously over the road below. 

The ramp took about an hour to re-open as crews worked to clear the semi-truck. It is still unclear the accident happened. 

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[Photo credit: Utah Highway Patrol]

This story will be updated. 

Read more: Semi crash closes I-215 ramp in Davis County for hours

 

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