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Truck Rollover in Summit County Leaks Propane, Causes Evacuation

Park City Fire District

A semi truck carrying propane gas rolled over Wednesday afternoon at the Echo Junction of Interstate 80 and Interstate 84.


Shortly before 2pm on Wednesday, a truck hauling propane gas rolled over at Echo Junction in Summit County. According to the Utah Department of Transportation, the North Summit Fire District, Utah Highway Patrol, and Park City Fire District hazmat crews responded. No injuries have been reported.


The truck began to leak gas and authorities issued a hazardous materials warning, requiring immediate evacuation of the surrounding area until approximately 2:50pm. Evacuees were directed to avoid the freeway at Echo Junction and travel along the Echo frontage road. Shelter was provided at the LDS Church in Henefer.  


Both I-80 and I-84 were closed, along with all other roads to Echo due to the leak. UDOT officials reported that road closures could be in place until late Wednesday evening.

Sean spent the first five years of his journalism career covering World Cup skiing for Ski Racing Media here in Utah and served as Senior Editor until January 2020. As Senior Editor, he managed the day-to-day news section of skiracing.com, as well as produced and hosted Ski Racing’s weekly podcast. During his tenure with Ski Racing Media, he was also a field reporter for NBC Sports, covering events in Europe.