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Overturned tanked temporarily closes westbound 500 South in Bountiful

A stretch of 500 South in Bountiful closed to traffic after a tanker truck carrying ethanol overturned about 10 a.m. Saturday
A stretch of 500 South in Bountiful closed to traffic after a tanker truck carrying ethanol overturned about 10 a.m. Saturday
South Davis Metro Fire Agency

BOUNTIFUL — Both lanes of 500 South were closed to traffic several hours Saturday after a tanker truck carrying ethanol overturned under I-15 Saturday morning, the South Davis Metro Fire Agency said.

The eastbound lanes of 500 South were reopened shortly before 3 p.m. The westbound lanes were reopened roughly six hours later, which allowed crews time to clean up the spill, a police dispatcher said.

No injuries or evacuations of the area were reported as a result of the accident, which occured about 9:30 a.m. South Davis Metro Fire Agency Chief Jeff Bassett said cold temperatures helped contain the flammable vapors.