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Stretch of westbound I-270 closed Thursday morning in Adams County due to fatal crash

Crash on I-270 westbound_Jan 20 2022
Posted at 5:49 AM, Jan 20, 2022

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — A fatal crash along westbound I-270 just after I-76 and before I-25 in Adams County closed down all lanes of the highway for hours Thursday.

Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol said the crash, which involved four vehicles, happened at 4:14 a.m. The highway did not reopen until shortly before 2 p.m. after some emergency roadwork.

Lewis said one person died at the scene.

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Lewis said CSP is investigating if the crash was related to the weather and icy roads.

To get around the crash, take I-76 and go either eastbound or westbound. As of 5:40 a.m., the best alternate route is taking westbound I-70 to northbound I-25. Drivers on westbound I-270 can use westbound I-76 to Pecos, and then turn around to come back eastbound unless they are headed to southbound I-25. In this case, use westbound I-76 to southbound I-25.

Eastbound lanes of I-270 are slow as traffic passes the crash in the westbound lanes.