Fuel tanker crash hampers I-70 traffic | SummitDaily.com

Fuel tanker crash hampers I-70 traffic

Special to the Daily/Don Sather

SUMMIT COUNTY – A fuel tanker crashed on Interstate 70 Friday morning as it came around the curve below a hill descending toward Silverthorne, slowing traffic for about four hours.

There was no fuel in the truck’s tanker, and nobody was injured.

“(The driver) came into that curve coming eastbound at the Silverthorne exit a little too fast and got on the brakes a little too hard – and ended up colliding with the guardrail, jack-knifing the truck,” said Corporal Philip Gurley with Colorado State Patrol, adding that the truck came to a stop on the bridge.

He said conditions were rainy and that the truck’s oil pan ruptured, causing “a pretty bad oil slick on I-70 for quite a long distance.”

Traffic narrowed to one lane and motorists were advised to take the Dillon Dam Road as an alternative.

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