HUDSON, Colo. (CBS4) – A stretch of Interstate 76 in northeast Colorado was closed Wednesday morning after a diesel tanker rolled over in a crash.
The closure started at 6:19 a.m. and the eastbound lanes of the highway were closed from Lochbuie to Hudson. The stretch will be closed until early afternoon as crews off-load the truck’s contents of diesel fuel, then upright the rig and clean the road.READ MORE: Hazy Skies Over Downtown Denver Could Become A Regular Thing During The Summer
A hazmat crew with the Colorado State Patrol stopped a small, slow leak from the trailer.READ MORE: Denver Venue Requires Proof Of COVID Vaccine, Negative COVID Test For Some Shows
The way to get around the closure is to take Highway 85 to Highway 52 and then back to the interstate.MORE NEWS: Denver Public Safety Manager Murphy Robinson Accuses City Councilwoman Candi CdeBaca's Chief Of Staff Of Discriminating Against A White Staff Member
So far it’s not clear how the crash happened, but no other vehicles were involved. The driver was taken to the hospital with moderate injuries.