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Semi rollover on I-80 in Summit County closes freeway in both directions

Apr 19, 2022, 5:48 PM | Updated: Dec 29, 2022, 11:42 am
A semi rollover Tuesday afternoon on I-80 in Summit County forced the closure of the freeway in bot...
A semi rollover Tuesday afternoon on I-80 in Summit County forced the closure of the freeway in both directions as emergency personnel responded to a hazmat clean up. Photo credit: Summit County and UDOT

UPDATE: 8:53 p.m.

According to UDOT, westbound I-80 is closed at milepost 155 in Wanship/SR-32. 

All lanes of eastbound I-80 are now open.

UPDATE: 7:14 p.m.

A shelter inside guidance for residents of Tollgate have been lifted. The shelter inside notice had been issued due to a hazmat spill, according to officials with Summit County.

Summit County officials also say that the eastbound lanes of I-80 could be reopened at almost any time. County officials also say the westbound lanes of I-80 will be closed for at least another three hours. 

Our previous reporting

SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — A semi rollover Tuesday afternoon on I-80 in Summit County closed the freeway in both directions, the Utah Highway Patrol said. 

According to the UHP, the crash occurred on westbound I-80 near milepost 150. The accident occurred in Silver Creek Canyon near the Tollgate exit. 

Crews have responded to cleanup a hazmat spill. The UHP is uncertain how long the highway will be closed. But says motorists should consider alternate routes.

The KSL NewsRadio Traffic Center says westbound I-80 is closed two miles west of Wanship (milepost 153). Eastbound I-80 remains closed at US-40 Jct. 

 

More information will be provided when it becomes available. 

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