GLENWOOD CANYON, Colorado (CBS4) – Interstate 70 eastbound in Glenwood Canyon is closed due to a “major” accident in which a vehicle heading west was sent into the east lanes on Friday afternoon. The Colorado State Patrol said the closure is expected to last overnight or at least 12 hours.
At least one vehicle was upside down and perpendicular to the lanes.
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CSP Master Soldier Gary Cutler told CBS4 that it was a “Semi Pulling a RV”, but it couldn’t be more specific.
A picture released by CDOT showed people standing behind their stopped vehicles behind the accident.
Trooper Cutler said a driver was rushed to a Vail hospital. There was not a word about this person’s condition.
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Cutler said another vehicle was hit by wreckage, but one person inside was only marginally injured.
A HAZMAT team was deployed to fix a small fuel leak from a saddle tank of an involved vehicle.
“Motorists heading east are advised to take the northern alternative route between Rifle and Silverthorne from CO 13 to US 40 to CO 9,” CDOT officials tweeted.
The closure was changed on Friday around 4 p.m.
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Emergency officers tweeted, “I-70 is closed at mile marker 87 EB, West Rifle. The existing closure has been removed from mile marker 109. Local traffic can get through. “