Truck crash closes I-70 in the canyon |

Truck crash closes I-70 in the canyon

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) – The Colorado State Patrol says a semi jacknifed on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon near milepost 120 and that 40 gallons of diesel fuel spilled onto the road from a punctured fuel tank.

No injuries were reported. The crash occurred at about 5:15 a.m. Sunday.

The spilled diesel was contained by portable barriers until a State Patrol hazardous materials team arrived.

The patrol says the driver, 58-year-old Janet Walker-Cochran of Denver, lost control in ice and snow. The semi-truck tractor struck the right guardrail and then jackknifed skidding to a stop blocking both lanes. During the jackknife the right saddle tank of the semi-truck was punctured.

The State Patrol says eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed for several hours. They reopened after the investigation but closed again Sunday afternoon because of other crashes.

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