VAIL, Colo. (KDVR) — Update: Interstate 70 eastbound reopened, but the westbound lanes remained closed between Vail Pass and Copper Mountain just before 11 p.m. while crews worked to clean up a hazmat crash.
Earlier: Colorado State Patrol said a semi truck’s tank ruptured, causing a hazmat spill along Interstate 70 alongside multiple other crashes that closed the interstate.
CSP reported the westbound lanes were closed between Vail Pass and Copper Mountain just before 5:30 p.m. and announced a full closure just before 7:30 p.m. Drivers were urged to avoid travel if possible.
I-70 was expected to be closed for at least two hours. US 6 at Loveland Pass was also closed because of adverse conditions.
Multiple slide-offs and crashes were also reported in the area….
Lanie Lee Cook
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