Spill Cleanup Could Slow I-70 Traffic Near Eagle

EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — The cleanup of an oil tanker crash could slow traffic along Interstate 70 near Eagle for the next few days.

The tanker spilled 7,200 gallons of diesel fuel following a crash with SUV on Thursday, closing all lanes of I-70 for several hours.

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

The transportation 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.

No one was injured in the accident.

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