Dog food forces I-70 closure |

Dog food forces I-70 closure

Grand Junction Free Press Staff
Aspen, CO Colorado

PALISADE, Colo. ” Scattered dog food forced a nearly nine-hour closure of Interstate 70 westbound near Palisade early Sunday.

Alfred Clebsch, 57, of Sterling, was westbound on I-70 at mile maker 43 at about 1:55 a.m. when his 1997 Peterbilt truck collided with a guardrail and rolled on its left side before sliding to a stop in the westbound lane, according to a Colorado State Patrol accident report.

The report said Clebsch’s truck was pulling a utility semi-trailer loaded with dog food, which partially spilled on the roadway.

Westbound I-70 was closed and traffic was rerouted through Palisade as crews cleaned the area.

Westbound I-70 traffic was moving again by 10:30 a.m.

Clebsch suffered minor injuries and was treated at St. Mary’s Hospital. He was wearing a seatbelt.

The State Patrol said Clebsch was cited and speed was a contributing factor in the accident.

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