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Routt County Road 51 east of Hayden airport reopens after tanker rollover

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Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 07, 2022

HAYDEN, Colo. — Routt County Road 51 east of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport has reopened after an hours-long closure due to a tanker rollover.

The road was closed at milepost 2 in Hayden for hours after the tanker rolled just before 3 p.m., according to Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Cutler.

At approximately 9:45 p.m., the road opened to alternating traffic. Crews said to expect delays in the area.

The tanker was carrying 75,000 gallons of aviation fuel, but it did not rupture, Cutler said. However, one of the tanker’s diesel tanks did rupture and spilled a small amount, which fire crews contained quickly.

The tanker's aviation fuel had to be unloaded, Cutler said.

No one was injured.

It’s not clear how the tanker rollover occurred.