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Semi Crashes As Strong Winds Blow Into The Mountains – CBS Denver

Semi Crashes As Strong Winds Blow Into The Mountains

GEORGETOWN, Colo. (CBS4) – Snowy conditions are expected in Colorado’s high country on Monday, and the day started out with strong winds there that caused some problems.

A winter weather advisory is in effect in the mountains until Tuesday morning.

The strong winds were likely a factor in the crash of a truck on Interstate 70 near Georgetown sometime before 6:30 a.m. The semi jackknifed in the westbound lanes, and that led to an extended highway closure.

(credit: CDOT)

By 8 a.m. the accident was cleared up and traffic was moving smoothly again.