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Rig hauling butane overturns on Utah freeway; area evacuated

November 30, 2019
This photo released by the Utah Highway Patrol shows a tractor-trailer rig carrying butane that was leaking the flammable gas from a tank after overturning on a freeway and causing evacuations in the area Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Lehi, Utah. 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. (Utah Highway Patrol via AP)
This photo released by the Utah Highway Patrol shows a tractor-trailer rig carrying butane that was leaking the flammable gas from a tank after overturning on a freeway and causing evacuations in the area Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Lehi, Utah. 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. (Utah Highway Patrol via AP)

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.