UHP: Scrap metal spill shut down Salt Lake City interstate thanks to “driver error”

A portion of Interstate 80 was shut down for major cleanup efforts after a truck overturned, spilling a load of scrap metal across the roadway. 

The accident happened on Tuesday afternoon, November 10th in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the semi truck “took a corner too fast and the trailer spilled its entire load of scrap metal,” all across SR-201 westbound at 650 west. 

The mess forced the closure of all lanes on the 201 ramp as crews worked to clean up the spill. 

The wreck was cleared by 6 p.m. that evening. 

UHP attributes the wreck to “driver error” and says that the unnamed truck driver was not injured in the incident.