Tipped semitrailer spilled 50 gallons of hot tar on I-84, no injuries
Aug 9, 2022, 10:22 PM | Updated: 11:50 pm
WEBER COUNTY, Utah — Traffic was slowed after a semitrailer spilled hot tar on Interstate 84 Tuesday afternoon.
According to Mountain Green Fire, a small semitrailer detached from the main trailer while traveling across the Weber River bridge at approximately 4:30 p.m.
The small semitrailer slid into the Jersey wall, rolled, and almost overtopped the wall.
When first responders arrived, they found hot tar leaking from the top loading hatch and a broken valve of the small semitrailer.
First responders built a dam around the tar, waiting for hazmat crews to arrive.
Mountain Green Fire said the tar could have ignited as it was about 200 degrees.
Approximately 50 of the 3,400 gallons spilled on the roadway.
Crews were able to haul the spilled trailer and its contents without further issues.