SOUTH OGDEN -- Police and the Weber-Morgan Health Department are investigating a hydraulic fluid spill that caused the closure of a road for approximately four hours Monday afternoon.
The spill came when a hydraulic line on a private commercial truck that emptied dumpsters in the area came loose.
Police did not identify the company that owns the truck.
South Ogden Police Officer Marci Edwards said officers responded to the spill about 1:10 p.m. Monday in the area between 5600 S. Harrison Blvd. and 5700 S. Harrison Blvd. and continuing east to Wasatch Drive.
Investigators found the truck had spilled approximately 30 to 40 gallons of hydraulic fluid.
The South Ogden Public Works Department, the Utah Department of Transportation and an environmental company assisted in cleaning up the roadway.
Police closed off 5700 South, between Harrison Boulevard and Wasatch Boulevard, for approximately four hours during the cleanup efforts.
Edwards said the police also had to close off Harrison Boulevard for part of that time, but tried to keep at least one lane open, to keep traffic moving.
No citations had been issued as of Tuesday afternoon, as the South Ogden Police Department, with the assistance of the health department continue to investigate the incident.
Edwards said there have not been many spills in the area before.
"We don't see this often in South Ogden," Edwards said. "There is always that potential it can happen."