All lanes of I-25 open after tanker fire

16 hours after that tanker crashed and started to burn, everything is clear and ready to go for the morning commute.

KUSA - All lanes of north and southbound Interstate 25 are open near the Denver Tech Center after a tanker fire closed the road Wednesday afternoon.

The Colorado Department of Transportation tweeted just after 4 a.m. Thursday that all lanes on northbound I-25 from Dry Creek to Interstate 225 are clear and open.

All southbound lanes reopened around midnight.

Crews worked overnight to pave and stripe portions of damaged road.

E-470 tolls are no longer being waved.

On Wednesday afternoon a tanker truck carrying fuel in the northbound lanes of I-25 crashed into a median, spilling the fuel and causing a fiery crash. 

The wreck shut down all of I-25 near Orchard Road, in the Greenwood Village area for hours. According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, 200,000 to 250,000 people travel in this stretch daily.

The driver of the tanker, identified as 57-year-old Enrique Jose Dominguez, was injured and taken to the hospital. He is expected to recover.

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