Interstate 70 open after crash |

Interstate 70 open after crash

A truck carrying boxes of seafood wrecked on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon Monday morning, closing the freeway for several hours.

The truck was traveling in the westbound lanes at milepost 122.5, when it lost control and rolled onto the eastbound lanes at about 8:20 a.m., said Colorado Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nancy Shanks.

The truck landed upside down on the freeway, prompting the Colorado State Patrol to close only the eastbound lanes of I-70 until about 11:15 a.m. Traffic was diverted into Glenwood Springs at Exit 116.

Snow was falling in Glenwood Canyon and the road was very slick at the time of the accident, Shanks said.

Colorado State Patrol Capt. Richard Doran said there were no injuries in the accident.

Almost immediately after authorities reopened I-70, a dumptruck broke down in the eastbound lanes, requiring officials to close one lane, snarling traffic once again until about 12:30 p.m., Shanks said. All lanes are currently open.

CDOT reported that the freeway remained wet and slushy Wednesday afternoon. Westbound lanes were not effected by the closures.

Contact Bobby Magill: 945-8515, ext. 520

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