WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. (CBS4)– A semi truck hauling beer overturned Thursday spilling thousands of cans of beer. That kept the Highway 58 ramp to Interstate 70 for several hours during cleanup.
The semi overturned about 7:20 p.m. Thursday. It took several hours to cleanup the massive amounts of beer and remove the crashed semi.READ MORE: Ralph MD Makes His Final Rounds At Children's Hospital After Launching Medical Dog Program
The ramp was finally reopened just before midnight.
Crews removing the semi suffered a setback when they tried to remove the truck. The overturned trailer collapsed during cleanup. That kept the highway closed for an additional two hours.READ MORE: Animal Rights Lawyer Jennifer Emmi Accepts Plea Bargain In Murder-For-Hire Case
The driver was not injured in the rollover. He has been cited for careless driving.
What caused the accident is being investigated.
It appears the beer was Coors Light. Thousands of silver cans littered the highway after they broke out of their cardboard cases. Some of the beer spilled onto the pavement and puddled up.MORE NEWS: Illegal Street Racing In Aurora: Cars Can Be Impounded For Up To A Year