Glenwood Canyon open after semi goes off I-70 upper deck to lower deck |

Glenwood Canyon open after semi goes off I-70 upper deck to lower deck

Glenwood Spring Post Independent staff report
A semi-tractor trailer went off the westbound I-70 deck onto the eastbound lanes on Tuesday in the Glenwood Canyon. The eastbound lanes were closed for hours.
CDOT courtesy photo

A wreck on Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon involving a westbound semi-tractor trailer that went over the railing onto the eastbound deck Tuesday afternoon forced a five-and-a-half hour closure for eastbound travelers.

The driver of the semi received only minor injuries in the crash, and no other vehicles were involved in the incident, which occurred just before 3:30 p.m. just west of the Hanging Lake Tunnels, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The wreck initially closed I-70 between Glenwood Springs and Dotsero completely both directions. The bike path through the canyon was also closed.

Westbound lanes were reopened a couple of hours after the crash, but the eastbound lanes remained closed until just before 9 p.m.

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