I-80 reopens after propane tanker rolls near Echo Junction; I-84 at Echo remains closed

Photo Courtesy: Park City Fire District

PARK CITY, Utah, Dec. 30, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — Roads were closed and evacuations were enacted Wednesday afternoon when a propane tanker rolled on westbound Interstate 84 near Echo Junction.

“Troopers are on scene of a propane tanker that has rolled,” said a tweet from Utah Highway Patrol at 2 p.m. “I-80 and I-84 are closed.”

A tweet issued at 4:47 p.m. said that I-80 had reopened in both directions, but I-84 remained closed at Echo Junction.

The UHP and Park City Fire District Hazmat crews responded to the scene, and confirmed the tanker was leaking propane.

“First responders report the driver had just exited from westbound I-80 on I-84 when the crash took place,” said a tweet from Summit County. “The driver indicated he was transporting 10,000 gallons of propane and reported a leak.”

Residents within one mile of the scene are being asked to evacuate. All roads between Coalville and Henefer were initially evacuated, including westbound I-80 through the interchange.

No one has been reported injured as a result of the crash. There is no word yet on when the scene will be cleared.

Gephardt Daily will have more on this developing story as information is made available.



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