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Westbound lanes of I-70 reopened in Wheat Ridge after crash

I-70 WB closed at 32nd, cement mixer crashed
Posted at 3:21 PM, Aug 01, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-01 22:25:26-04

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — UPDATE: The westbound lanes of I-70 in Wheat Ridge are back open following a crash.

Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 are closed in Wheat Ridge due to a crash.

A cement mixer blew a tire on the interstate and overturned, according to the Wheat Ridge Police Department. The driver is OK, police said.

The crash forced a westbound closure between Ward Road south to W. 32nd Avenue, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Drivers have been diverted to Highway 58.

I-70 will remain closed through the evening rush hour, according to CDOT. It's not clear when the interstate will reopen.

No other details were available as of 4:50 p.m. Monday.