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Palisade peaches cover portion of eastbound I-70 after semi crash

The crash happened early Thursday morning on eastbound I-70 near C-470.

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — Eastbound Interstate 70 is back open after a semi crash early Thursday morning.

At about 2:10 a.m., troopers responded to a semi that had tipped onto its side in the eastbound lanes of I-70 near C-470, according to Trooper Gabriel Moltrer with Colorado State Patrol.

The semi was blocking exit 259 and caused the closure of the eastbound lanes at the Morrison Road exit, Moltrer said.

Just before 6 a.m., one lane of eastbound traffic was reopened through the area, according to Moltrer. The interstate fully reopened Thursday afternoon. 

The truck involved was hauling peaches, according to CSP. The driver had minor injuries.

"Area should smell good until the sun bakes the lost load," CSP Golden said on X, formerly Twitter.

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