IDAHO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – A fiery accident caused a big mess on Interstate 70 near Idaho Springs on Thursday, slowing down traffic in both directions.
A semi truck rolled over in the eastbound lanes by the twin tunnels.READ MORE: New Center Offers Recovery Resources For Homeless In Jefferson County
The accident happened just before 9:30 a.m. and forced the eastbound lanes to close for several hours.
Drivers were forced to take an hour long detour.READ MORE: Commerce City Authorities Respond To Homicide That Ends With Shots Fired
Police say the driver of the truck took the curve too quickly.
Neither the driver nor his dog were hurt in the accident but the driver was cited for reckless driving.
Fire crews worked to extinguish the truck, which was still burning on its side.MORE NEWS: City Of Denver Employees Meet News Of Vaccination Requirement With Mixed Emotions
Once the fire was out crews still had to get the truck turned upright and moved.