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EB I-70 near 32nd Ave. reopened after 18-wheeler crash blocks 2 lanes for hours Tuesday morning

Semitruck crashed on EB I-70 near 32nd Ave. in Wheat Ridge Tuesday morning
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Posted at 5:34 AM, May 16, 2023

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. — All lanes of Eastbound Interstate 70 near 32nd Ave. have been reopened, following a semitruck crash that blocked two of the three lanes in that direction for approximately 6 hours.

It crashed into the jersey barrier. Normally when there's a vehicle on top of the jersey barrier like that, two heavy wreckers need to lift the truck and move it over, Trooper Gabriel Moltrer, a public information officer for the Colorado State Patrol (CSP), said.

Moltrer told Denver7 a trucking company off-loaded contents from the trailer to another truck before tow trucks arrived. However, Moltrer did not confirm what the truck was carrying.

Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber said Eastbound 6th Ave. is a good alternative for drivers.

CSP confirmed there were no injuries.

The driver involved was issued a citation. However, Moltrer did not confirm what the charges were.


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