US 6 in Jefferson County was shut down at mile post 267 near Golden for several hours Friday evening because of an investigation into a car in the creek there, highway officials say.

Colorado State Patrol and Jefferson County deputies shut down the roadway a little after 7:20 p.m. Friday after they received a call about the car in the water; at the time it was unknown if anyone was inside.

Eventually, the investigation turned up the fact that no one was inside the car. Because of the rushing water, recovery won't be until later.

US 6 reopened early Saturday morning.