WB I-70 reopens at Eisenhower Tunnel 7 hours after crash

Posted at 6:54 PM, Jul 28, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-29 12:13:36-04

DENVER – If you were making your way to the mountains Friday evening, you more than likely experienced some big delays on Interstate 70.

That’s because a crash involving a crane truck closed all westbound lanes of I-70 west of the Eisenhower Tunnel, according to both the Colorado State Patrol and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

All westbound traffic on I-70 were diverted over Loveland Pass, according to CSP Eagle officials, who said there was no estimated time for the reopening of the westbound lanes.

The crash happened just before 6 p.m. 

A CDOT official tweeted there was an extended closure from mile marker 208 to mile marker 216 because of this crash.

The highway reopened at about 12:55 a.m., seven hours after the crash was reported in the area.