Truck hauling cheese rolls over in Logan Canyon

A Schreiber Foods truck carrying a 53-foot trailer full of cheese and other dairy products outbound from the company’s Logan facility rolled over in Logan Canyon Wednesday morning.. Some of the product in the trailer spilled into the Logan River, but emergency crews were able to clean up the scene fairly quickly. The crash happened just below the dugway about 12 miles east of the mouth of the Cache Valley side of the canyon. The driver of the vehicle reportedly was able to get out of his cab and was OK, but emergency crews were on the way to evaluate the scene. Also, the Bear River Health Department reportedly was contacted due to the cheese going into the river. “Why the semi went off the road and rolled, I don’t know, but it went in the river,” said Logan Assistant Fire Chief Jeff Peterson, noting that the crash happened in the same area where a number of vehicles have went over the edge of the steep dugway over the years. Because a vehicle carrying product went into the river, fire crews called for a HAZMAT vehicle to also come to the scene to assist in the cleanup. A small amount of fuel also leaked out of the truck, Peterson said, but crews were able to use booms to extract it from the river. More details will be posted as they become available.

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