WB I-70 back open after 15 hour closure

5:30 PM, Apr 1, 2013   |    comments
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JEFFERSON COUNTY - Westbound Interstate 70 is back open after being closed at Highway 6 for 15 hours. 

A crash involving a gravel truck prompted the closure, just west of Floyd Hill. 

The Colorado State Patrol says the driver was trying to exit I-70 onto Highway 6, lost control and rolled the truck on its side.

The truck hit a utility pole, and power lines fell across the highway.

CSP says it worked with Xcel Energy to clear the lines off the highway.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says that downed line also affecting some of their communications in the high country. Telephone lines at the Johnson Eishenhower Tunnels were down and some highway cameras were lost.

Emergency crews also had to clean up gravel that spilled onto the highway.

Delays are still expected in the area. No one was injured.

(KUSA-TV © 2013 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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