Rig hauling butane overturns on Utah freeway; area evacuated
LEHI, Utah (AP) — A tractor-trailer rig carrying butane was leaking the flammable gas from a leaking tank after overturning on a Utah freeway Saturday, causing evacuations in the area.
The Utah Highway Patrol said the double-trailer rig overturned on northbound Interstate 15 in Lehi and that the freeway was closed in both directions as a precaution pending cleanup.
Lehi is 26 miles (41 kilometers) south of Salt Lake City.
Assistant City Administrator Cameron Boyle said the area in a quarter-mile (0.4 kilometer) around the crash site was evacuated, with residents of an apartment complex relocated to a church building.
Information on cause of the crash wasn’t immediately available.
No injuries were reported.