Driving through Weber Canyon, vehicles merged to the left lane on the afternoon of July 20, to accommodate the construction cones and usual entourage following the event of the accident. This accident was in the form of a semi that had tipped on its side, the cargo of pre-packaged firewood spilling out and prompting emergency help.
The Mountain Green Fire Protection District shared on social media, “Our response partners, Weber Fire, responded to this semi rollover in the ‘usual place’ westbound of I-84 prior to the power plant at Milepost 89 around 12:30 p.m. yesterday. Mountain Green is usually dispatched to this location, but the person who called 911, incorrectly reported it as 4 miles between US89 and Adams Avenue.”
Unfortunately, the social media post stated that this is the ninth rolled semi in that particular area within the past two and a half years.
“Speed was reported to be a factor, UHP is investigating. Fortunately the rig was hauling pre-packaged firewood and not a HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials),” disclosed the social media post. “Weber Firefighters controlled leaking fluids and checked the driver, who refused transport. One lane was closed several hours for the cleanup.”
One Morgan resident who drove past the accident reported, “It is sad to see the effects of, yet another vehicle who undermined that deceiving curve and had a subsequent traumatic experience. For me, it was a good reminder that I need to not only watch the curves and my speed in the canyon, but other drivers around me!”