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2 crashes lead to I-70 closures near Eisenhower Tunnel, Eagle

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Posted at 8:44 PM, Oct 12, 2021

UPDATE — All lanes reopened overnight.

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DENVER — One lane is now moving after a crash on westbound I-70 near the Eisenhower Tunnel, but another crash near Eagle has led to a second closure Tuesday night.

The westbound lanes of I-70 closed near the Eisenhower Tunnel for a crash involving multiple vehicles some time before 8:15 p.m., according to Colorado State Patrol.

The crash happened near Herman Gulch Road which caused the westbound closure from the tunnel to the crash, CSP said.

Five vehicles, a semi-truck and a motorcycle were involved in the crash, according to CSP.

The extent of the injuries is not known, but one person was taken to the hospital, CSP said.

At 9:30 p.m., traffic could be seen moving again in one lane on the Colorado Department of Transportation cameras. One lane remains closed.

CDOT reported the second crash at 9:08 p.m. between exit 163 for Edwards and exit 157 for Colorado Highway 131, about five miles west of Edwards.

Details on the second crash were not immediately available.

This story is developing and will be updated.