A multi-vehicle crash on westbound Interstate 70, between Peoria and Havana Street Tuesday morning, trapped people and shut down the left and center lanes.
The wreck involved three people, and there were serious injuries, according to a tweet from the Denver Police Department.
One person was taken to a nearby hospital.
All lanes of Westbound I-70 reopened more than two hours after the crash occurred.
When it first happened, drivers were funneled through just one lane. The right lane was the only one letting traffic through for more than two hours, backing up traffic starting at Tower Road, and northbound Interstate 225 from East Mississippi Avenue.
With only one lane getting through, Denver7 Traffic Expert Jayson Luber recommended using side roads to avoid the wreck. He said you could use roads south of or north of I-70 to get to Havana and then rejoin westbound I-70 again from there.
I would still use roads south of or north of I-70 to get around this WB 70 wreck btwn Peoria and Havana. Get to Havana and then join WB 70 again from there. pic.twitter.com/oYknDqLDNM— Jayson Luber (@Denver7Traffic) August 29, 2023