Trailer spill slows traffic in Logan Canyon

LOGAN — A single vehicle accident Monday afternoon in Logan Canyon slowed traffic along a stretch of US 89.

Utah Highway Patrol Sgt. Jason Kendrick said a 28-year-old Preston, Idaho man was driving a gray pickup truck, owned by LeGrand Johnson Construction, and was pulling a “hot pot” trailer full of tar.

Near milepost 474, between Logan Cave and the Dugway, the trailer began to whip side-to-side and flipped on its side.

Kendrick said between 10-to-15 gallons of the tar spilled and traffic was restricted to one lane, while the accident was cleaned up.

The driver was not injured but still taken to the Cache Valley Hospital, to remove some of the tar that had gotten on him while cleaning.

Kendrick said the tar is a non-hazardous oil, used for sealing cracks in road surfaces and did not pose an environmental risk.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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