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PHOTOS: Crews work to remove semi from Colorado River

Crews started working at 9 a.m. Wednesday to remove the wreckage of a FedEx semi hauling two trailers. One lane of Interstate 70 EB was closed with intermittent full lane closures throughout the day.

The semi veered from the interstate, through the guardrail and into the river Sunday evening after icy spots were reported on the roadway leading to multiple accidents and an eastbound closure for close to 8 hours. The driver sustained only minor injuries, according to Colorado State Patrol.

Crane operators work to remove a semi with two tractor trailers from the Colorado River after it veered from the interstate, through the guardrail and into the river on Sunday evening.
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Garfield County Search and Rescue stand just off of the interstate while crane operators work to remove a semi with two tractor trailers from the Colorado River after it veered from the interstate, through the guardrail and into the river on Sunday evening.
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Construction crews direct traffic while crane operators work to remove a semi that went into the Colorado River on Sunday evening.
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Crane operators work to remove a semi with two tractor trailers from the Colorado River after it veered from the interstate, through the guardrail and into the river on Sunday evening.
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Construction crews work to remove boxes and packages from the FedEx semi that veered from the interstate and into the Colorado River on Sunday evening.
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