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Eastbound I-70 reopens in Glenwood Canyon semi crash

Colorado State Patrol said at 3:47 p.m. that lanes between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero had reopened after a crash Thursday morning.

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. — Eastbound lanes on Interstate 70 reopened Thursday afternoon a crash, Colorado State Patrol (CSP) said.

The call for a single-vehicle crash involving a semi came in at 9:22 a.m., CSP said.

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The semi was going west on I-70 when it went over the median and into the barriers and eastbound lanes.

The driver, a 38-year-old man from California, had to be extricated but did not suffer life-threatening injuries, according to CSP.

CSP initially estimated 11:15 a.m. eastbound lanes would reopen in 4 to 8 hours. At 3:47 p.m. CSP said the lanes were back open.

The recommended detour route for eastbound traffic goes from Colorado 13, to U.S. 40, to Colorado 9 back onto I-70.

CSP asked drivers taking the detour route to be patient.

Credit: CSP


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