Westbound Interstate 70 reopens at Vail after tanker crash | SummitDaily.com

Westbound Interstate 70 reopens at Vail after tanker crash

VAIL ” Westbound lanes of Interstate 70 reopened Friday, about 18 hours after a tanker hauling ethanol overturned near the mountain town.

Traffic began moving at about 7 a.m. after the ethanol was transferred to another tanker so the wrecked truck could be moved.

The first tanker, en route from Texas to Utah, rolled Thursday afternoon. None of the ethanol spilled, but the loaded tanker was too heavy to move.

The second truck had to be called in from Utah, Colorado Department of Transportation Stacey Stegman said.

The tanker driver and a passenger were treated and released. The cause of the accident was under investigation.

Westbound vehicles were detoured over Colorado 91 and U.S. 24, adding about an hour and 15 minutes to their trip.

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