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Update: Interstate 70 westbound reopens at Eisenhower Tunnel following crash

2:50 p.m. Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 have opened at the Eisenhower Tunnel following crash cleanup.

2:15 p.m.: Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Jessica Bruce reported that the left lane of Interstate 70 westbound has been opened to accommodate traffic stuck between the crash and the Eisenhower Tunnel. The tunnel remains closed.

Four cars, one semitrailer and three SUV-sized cars were involved in the crash. One party transported complained of minor injuries, but no other injuries were reported. Vehicles are currently being removed from the crash scene and the tunnel is estimated to reopen in 15 to 20 minutes.



1:50 p.m.: Colorado State Patrol Capt. Jared Rapp reported via text message that Interstate 70 is expected to reopen in approximately one hour. He added that a crash investigation is taking place. Traffic that is being detoured over Loveland Pass is backed up about two miles, according to Rollison.

1:30 p.m.: According to a tweet from CDOT, traffic is being diverted onto U.S. Highway 6 via Loveland Pass. Spokesperson Tamara Rollison said at this time it’s unknown how long the closure will be in place.



Original story is below:

According to a tweet from the Colorado Department of Transportation, Interstate 70 closed westbound at 12:50 p.m. at the Eisenhower Tunnel, mile marker 215, east of Silverthorne due to a crash.

No injuries have been reported at this time.


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