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SB I-215 to WB I-80 ramp closed due to jackknifed semi

Sep 14, 2022, 3:23 PM | Updated: 3:58 pm
(Utah Highway Patrol)...
(Utah Highway Patrol)
(Utah Highway Patrol)

SALT LAKE CITY — The ramp from Interstate 215 to Interstate 80 has been closed in Salt Lake City due to a jackknifed semi-truck.

The incident happened at approximately 1 p.m. Wednesday.

Officials with the Utah Highway Patrol said the semi, which has an empty trailer, was traveling northbound on I-215 West and took the ramp to westbound I-80 when it lost control and jackknifed, hitting the concrete barrier and blocking the ramp.

A passenger car behind the semi then ran into the back of the trailer, causing a leak in the truck’s fuel tank.

Officials said hazmat crews have responded to contain the leak.

“Medical has also responded to the scene but only minor injuries were reported and no one was transported,” read a Wednesday afternoon press release from UHP.

The closure is estimated to be in place for approximately 60 to 120 minutes.

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SB I-215 to WB I-80 ramp closed due to jackknifed semi