DENVER (CBS4) – Neither the Colorado Department of Transportation nor drivers will be on the hook for the tolls racked up by cars that detoured around a fiery tanker truck crash earlier this year.

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The crash happened on Interstate 25 on May 31 in the Denver Tech Center and it forced emergency crews to close the highway. The closures lasted into the next day — June 1. Many drivers took E-470 — a toll road — to get around the closure.

PHOTO GALLERY: I-25 Tanker Fire

E-470 officials announced that they waived the fees for drivers, but it was unclear who would have to pay those fees.

On Thursday E-470 announced that the nearly $547,000 in tolls have been tossed out. CDOT will pay approximately $7,000 to cover the labor and administrative costs during the detour.

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