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.
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.