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Another Beer Truck Spills Brew On Hwy 58

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A semi hauling beer rolled over on the Hwy 58 ramp to eastbound I-70 on Thursday afternoon (credit: CBS)

A semi hauling beer rolled over on the Hwy 58 ramp to eastbound I-70 on Thursday afternoon (credit: CBS)

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)- For the second time in the past three weeks a semi hauling beer has rolled over on a ramp at Highway 58 and Interstate 70.

Copter4 flew over where the beer truck overturned in Wheat Ridge (credit: CBS)

Copter4 flew over where the beer truck overturned in Wheat Ridge (credit: CBS)

A semi hauling cases of beer rolled about 1:30 p.m. Thursday on the ramp from eastbound Hwy 58 to eastbound I-70. That ramp remains closed.

Youngfield from 38th to 44th was closed for six to eight hours during the cleanup.

Police in Wheat Ridge haven’t said if the driver will be cited for the rollover. They continue to investigate the crash.

The driver and passenger were not injured.

“It’s very disheartening because there are plenty of warning signs up here on this highway,” truck driver Dwane Imer said.

The semi was hauling beer from the Miller-Coors brewery.

Beer spills have happened at the ramp for years. For decades the curve has caused problems for motorcycles and even sink holes have appeared.

“That ramp is something that was built in the late 1950s and 1960s and it is a ramp that doesn’t meet our current today standards,” Amy Ford with the Colorado Department of Transportation said.

CDOT has tried to mitigate the safety issues, especially as it relates to speed. Currently CDOT doesn’t have money in the budget to address the problem.

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