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Interstate 70 eastbound back open through Glenwood Canyon

Interstate 70 eastbound was closed earlier in the day starting at Exit 116 in Glenwood Springs, according to CDOT.
Credit: Alex Kirk

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Interstate 70 eastbound reopened Tuesday afternoon in Glenwood Canyon after a closure for a jackknifed semi, according to the Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

The highway reopened just before 3 p.m., according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

Troopers were alerted to the crash about 9 a.m. Tuesday around mile marker 121, near the Grizzly Creek rest area. The semi was jackknifed in the right lane and leaking diesel fuel, said CSP Trooper Josh Lewis.

I-70 eastbound was closed between Exit 121 at Grizzly Creek and Exit 123 at Shoshone, CDOT said.

As of about 11:30 a.m., Lewis said the closure was expected to last another couple hours as crews cleaned up the fuel spill.

I-70 eastbound was also closed between Exit 116 in Glenwood Springs and Exit 119 at No Name for a crash, CDOT said.

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