By Danielle Chavira

VAIL, Colo. (CBS4) – A chemical spill caused eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Vail to close Friday morning. Vail firefighters say they received initial reports of a 55 gallon drum containing a concrete additive fell at around 8:30 a.m. near the Sandstone underpass.

Lanes reopened at around 1 p.m. as firefighters previously anticipated.

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(credit: Vail Fire and Emergency Services)

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Fire officials say traffic is being diverted along the frontage road between mile markers 173 and 176.

(credit: Vail Fire and Emergency Services)

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Firefighters have not reported any injuries.

Danielle Chavira