Rollover crash closes Deer Creek Canyon Road

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A rollover crash has closed both lanes of Deer Creek Canyon Road from Grizzly Drive to South Deer Creek Road. The road is expected to open again sometime between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

A semi-truck towing equipment and debris rolled around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

State Trooper John Lewis said it will take a few hours to get the semi upright and moved and for the road to be open again.

“There's literally no way for vehicles to get around it,” Lewis said. “People need to take alternative routes.”

The truck was the only vehicle involved and the driver suffered minor injuries. The driver was transported to a hospital as a precaution, Lewis said. 

Speed is being considered as a factor. Drugs and alcohol are not suspected to be involved. 

Lewis said only a few gallons of diesel was lost from the truck and there was no environmental hazard posed by the accident.