Quantcast
Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Acid leaks from overturned truck hauling batteries on I-15

First Published Jul 29 2014 09:53 am • Last Updated Jul 29 2014 04:21 pm

A truck loaded with car batteries overturned on a south Davis County freeway on-ramp Tuesday, shutting down the access point to Interstate 15 for more than an hour.

Utah Highway Patrol Trooper Chris Jones said the truck’s driver had suddenly applied his brakes and swerved while entering the ramp from Highway 89 to southbound I-15 at 8:49 a.m.

Join the Discussion
Post a Comment

The truck flipped onto its top, dumping approximately 20 batteries onto the asphalt. An unspecified number of the batteries then leaked acid onto the road surface.

What caused the driver to suddenly brake was under investigation.

UHP closed down the ramp while Utah Department of Transportation crews worked to neutralize the acid, do cleanup and clear the wreckage and debris.

remims@sltrib.com

Twitter: @remims




Copyright 2014 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Top Reader Comments Read All Comments Post a Comment
Click here to read all comments   Click here to post a comment


About Reader Comments


Reader comments on sltrib.com are the opinions of the writer, not The Salt Lake Tribune. We will delete comments containing obscenities, personal attacks and inappropriate or offensive remarks. Flagrant or repeat violators will be banned. If you see an objectionable comment, please alert us by clicking the arrow on the upper right side of the comment and selecting "Flag comment as inappropriate". If you've recently registered with Disqus or aren't seeing your comments immediately, you may need to verify your email address. To do so, visit disqus.com/account.
See more about comments here.
Staying Connected
Videos
Jobs
Contests and Promotions
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.