GENESEE, Colo. (CBS4) – A crash involving a semi and another vehicle caused major traffic backups on Interstate 70 in the foothills on Monday morning. All lanes of the interstate reopened just after 10 a.m.

crash I 70 Westbound Reopens After Crash

(credit: CDOT)

Highway officials closed the interstate’s westbound lanes at Lookout Mountain after the crash, which took place just after 7 a.m. at the Genesee exit.

The Colorado State Patrol told CBS4 that a Mercedes and semi collided. The driver of the Mercedes was rushed to the hospital with moderate injuries.

I-70’s eastbound lanes were also affected. One lane was closed and there were big backups.

Some fuel also spilled out on the highway, and a cleanup effort is underway.

Drivers were encouraged to use Highway 40 or Highway 6 through Clear Creek Canyon as alternative routes. All lanes reopened just after 10 a.m.


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