ST. GEORGE — Both lanes of northbound travel on Interstate 15 were closed near Scipio Wednesday morning after a semitractor-trailer rolled while hauling corrosive hazardous material.
The semi, hauling a single trailer, was northbound on I-15 at milepost 203 when it crashed at approximately 5 a.m., according to a statement issued by the Utah Highway Patrol Wednesday.
For an unknown reason, officials said, the driver of the semi went off the road to the left before overcorrecting to the right, causing the truck and trailer to roll onto their left side.
The semi slid 100 feet before coming to rest, blocking both northbound travel lanes with the trailer, according to UHP officials.
The semi was hauling corrosive hazardous material used for car batteries when it crashed, officials said, adding that a hazardous material team was on scene.
No injuries were reported.
As a result of the crash, northbound lanes were closed, and northbound traffic was routed off at the Scipio exit to southbound US-50, then to state Route 89 through Gunnison, to northbound state Route 28 through Levan and then back onto I-15 at Nephi.
I-15 was closed for approximately 8 to 10 hours, authorities said, but southbound traffic was not affected.
This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement and may not contain the full scope of findings.
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