News short: Crews spend 8 hours righting rolled semi carrying 50,000 pounds of bread

Emergency crews spent eight hours righting a semitractor-trailer carrying 50,000 pounds of bread that had rolled on Interstate 15 near milepost 17, Washington County, Utah Sept. 13, 2016 | Photo courtesy of Sadara Buchia‎, St. George News

WASHINGTON COUNTY — Emergency crews spent eight hours righting a semitractor-trailer carrying 50,000 pounds of bread Tuesday that had rolled on Interstate 15 less than a mile north of Hurricane Exit 16.

Around 2:30 a.m., the driver of a Halbersleben Trucking and Logistics semi out of Salt Lake City was southbound on I-15 near milepost 16.6 when he rolled off the side of the Interstate, said Todd Abbott, Utah Department of Transportation roadway operations manager.

It was not immediately clear what caused the semi to roll.

The driver of the semi did not report any injuries as a result of the crash, Abbott said, but was transported to the hospital to be examined at the truck company’s request.

Crews spent approximately eight hours removing one of the axles from the semi in order to get the rolled semitrailer upright and subsequently towed from the scene, Abbott said.

Utah Highway Patrol, Washington County Sheriff’s Office, Utah Department of Transportation and Hurricane Valley Fire responded to the scene.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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