Fuel Spills In One I-70 Crash, Semi Rolls Down Hill In Another

EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Icy road conditions in Colorado’s foothills are possibly to blame for two different serious crashes involving semi trucks early Wednesday morning. All lanes of I-70 reopened several hours later, at 11:30 a.m.

136 Fuel Spills In One I 70 Crash, Semi Rolls Down Hill In Another

(credit: CBS)

A truck crashed on Interstate 70 at Beaver Brook on the west side of Evergreen and left a small diesel spill.

28 Fuel Spills In One I 70 Crash, Semi Rolls Down Hill In Another

(credit: CBS)

Hazmat crews were at the scene early Wednesday morning to clean things up. They said approximately 200 gallons spilled.

44 Fuel Spills In One I 70 Crash, Semi Rolls Down Hill In Another

(credit: CBS)

That crash happened at 4:25 a.m. and no one was hurt.

The other crash happened a few miles away at a approximately the same time and also on I-70. In that one, a semi truck with Swift written on the trailer slid down an embankment. A box truck also slid into the median and tipped over.

a Fuel Spills In One I 70 Crash, Semi Rolls Down Hill In Another

b Fuel Spills In One I 70 Crash, Semi Rolls Down Hill In Another (credit: CBS)

Portions of I-70 were closed due to the crashes. At 6:30 a.m. the westbound lanes were closed in the area.

All lanes were reopened at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Denver

ROCKY FLATS: COLORADO'S NUCLEAR SHADOW
CBS4 INVESTIGATES
Send A News Tip

Watch & Listen LIVE