JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A multi-vehicle crash involving a semi-truck forced eastbound traffic on Interstate 70 at 6th to be diverted during the Wednesday evening rush hour.

Colorado State Patrol responded.

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CSP says seven vehicles were involved and their hazmat team also responded to help with a possible fuel leak.

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They say the semi-trucks brakes overheated causing the driver to collide with six other vehicles.

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Two people were taken to the hospital, but officials say they suffered minor injuries.

On July 10, emergency crews responded to another multi-vehicle crash in the same area. Two semi-trucks were involved.

CSP suggests the following alternate routes:

From C-470, use Hwy 8 (Morrison Rd) to Kipling or Alameda east to Union.

From I-70 eastbound to northern metro, exit 260 to WB US 6 then north to Hwy 58 and head east back to I-70.

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(credit: Colorado State Patrol)