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Accident Causes Fuel Spill, Closed I-70

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — An accident between an oil tanker and an SUV that shut down all lanes of Interstate 70 for several hours has spilled 7,200 gallons of diesel fuel near Eagle.

The cleanup could affect daytime traffic for days.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says the tanker rolled into a grassy median on the highway between Eagle and Wolcott after being hit Thursday morning.

While some fuel did get on the highway, most of it was contained in the median.

The department says environmental crews will work through the weekend to excavate soil contaminated by the spill. As a result, one lane in each direction of I-70 will remain closed during the day until at least Tuesday.

The Colorado State Patrol says no one was injured in the accident.

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