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40,000 pounds of manure cause stinky mess on C-470 ramp

A tractor trailer was carrying chicken manure when it rolled on the ramp to C-470 from westbound I-70.
Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado — Traffic is moving smoothly again after a smelly mess shut down the off-ramp to C-470 from westbound Interstate 70 Thursday morning.

A tractor trailer blew a tire and then rolled over on westbound I-70 at the C-470 exit, according to a tweet from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO).

No one was hurt and no other cars were involved, JCSO said.

The truck was carrying fertilizer, or 40,000 pounds of chicken manure to be exact, the tweet says.

Firefighters on scene said "pictures don't do the smell justice," according to a Facebook post from the Golden Fire Department (GFD).

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Shortly before 9 a.m., the ramp to C-470 from westbound I-70 was closed. The right lane of I-70 was also closed, according to CDOT.

A little after 12 p.m. everything was back open, CDOT said in a tweet.

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