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Tanker rollover shut down I-15 in Bountiful for several hours

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BOUNTIFUL — A tanker rollover crash shut down a portion of northbound I-15 for more than five hours on Sunday.

Just after 8 a.m., a semitrailer was hauling a main tanker and a second pup trailer, when the pup trailer rolled near 500 West in Bountiful for an unknown reason, according to the Utah Highway Patrol.

The crash caused the pup trailer to rupture. The UHP said it was hauling compressed calcium chloride, a chemical used for de-icing. It was not immediately known how many gallons spilled or how many gallons the tanker was hauling.

The UHP said the chemical that spilled was not explosive and did not pose a health risk to nearby residents. The freeway was reopened about 1:30 p.m.

No one was injured in the incident.