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Overturned tanker forces community evacuation


A semi truck hauling 10,000 gallons of propane overturned in Utah on Wednesday, prompting the evacuation of residents within a one-mile radius of the wreck. 

The accident happened at around 1:30 p.m. on December 30th in Summit County, Utah. 

According to Park Record, the tanker truck was hauling double trailers westbound from Interstate 80 to Interstate 84 when it overturned.

No injuries were reported, and the exact reason for the wreck is not clear, but the force of the impact did seriously damage one of the tanks, which “appeared to have breached completely,” according to Utah Highway Patrol. 

Residents within a 1 mile radius of the wreck were evacuated from the area as a precaution as crews worked to safely clear the debris, forcing the closure of portions of I-84 and I-80, as well as all roads to Echo Junction. 

The wreck has since been cleared and the roads reopened.


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