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I-70 westbound back open near Glenwood Canyon after semi crash

The crash had westbound lanes closed at Dotsero, while U.S. 6 also has reopened on Loveland Pass after avalanche cleanup.
Credit: Colorado Department of Transportation
A crash involving an overturned semi closed westbound Interstate 70 on Wednesday.

GARFIELD COUNTY, Colo. — A crash and an avalanche caused closures Wednesday along the Interstate 70 corridor in the mountains.

The crash, involving an overturned semi, had the westbound lanes of I-70 closed near Glenwood Canyon between Exit 133 (Dotsero) and Exit 129 (Bair Ranch), according to the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT).

All lanes reopened after 1 p.m., CDOT said.

U.S. 6 on Loveland Pass was closed in both directions between I-70 and Montezuma Road due to an avalanche about 9 a.m. Wednesday.

RELATED: Avalanche closes Loveland Pass, crews search for possible victims

The avalanche was about 600 feet wide and several hundred feet long, according to the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office.

CDOT said U.S. 6 was not impacted but was closed for cleanup.

U.S. 6 reopened in both directions at noon, according to CDOT.

Credit: Colorado Department of Transportation
Agencies respond to an avalanche on Loveland Pass on Wednesday.

For road closure updates, visit cotrip.org or download the COtrip Planner app.

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