Westbound Interstate 70 at Chamber Road and northbound Interstate 225 at I-70 were closed for hours Friday morning due to a crash involving a Denver Police Department officer.
Pena Boulevard was also closed on the approach to I-70 for a short time.
The eastbound side of I-70 has slowed due to a curiosity delay.
The crash, which technically happened at Peoria Street just before 5 a.m., injured a Denver Police officer. The officer was responding to a car fire in the area when he was struck by another car.
The officer has minor, non-life-threatening injuries and was released from the hospital later on Friday. The driver suffered serious, non-life-threatening injuries.
Despite the clearing of the crash scene, there are still significant backups in the area.