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I-70 reopens through Glenwood Canyon after multi-vehicle crash

The Colorado Department of Transportation said there could be up to 17 cars and 7 semi-trucks involved in the crash.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Interstate 70 has reopened through Glenwood Canyon after the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) said multiple vehicles were involved in a crash Wednesday afternoon.

CDOT said they believe up to 17 cars and seven semi-trucks could have been involved in the crash.

> The video above is about repairs that were recently completed on I-70 through Glenwood Canyon after mudslides this summer.

The highway was closed for about three hours on Wednesday. Westbound lanes of the highway reopened around 5:30 p.m. and eastbound lanes reopened about 30 minutes later, around 6 p.m.

The Eagle County Sheriff's Office said there were injuries in the crash, but it's not clear how bad those who were injured were hurt or how many people were injured. We also don't know what caused the crash at this point.

While there's no known cause for the crash, an extended period of mountain snowfall likely led to snow-packed and/or icy roads on I-70 at Glenwood Canyon. The area has experienced a prolonged snowfall event, extending back to the middle of last week.

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