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Overloaded beer truck causes closure of I-76

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Mar 18, 2022

ARVADA, Colo. — An improperly loaded beer truck forced a closure of eastbound I-76 after the morning rush hour Friday, according to the Arvada Police Department.

I-76 was restricted to one lane at Wadsworth Boulevard because Arvada police said a semi-truck had too much beer in its load. The road reopened around 1:45 p.m.

The heavy load appeared to have caused the truck to cave in, according to photos Arvada police posted of the incident.

Police fully closed eastbound I-76 at Wadsworth Boulevard after the morning rush hour. Only I-76 closed, so I-70 was still accessible.

Arvada police recommended drivers trying to head eastbound on I-76 instead take I-70 to Sheridan or Federal boulevards and then to head north to I-76.