Friday, October 26, 2012

I -70 Closed, no explosives.

Denver news reported earlier today that a Semi Truck that crashed on I-70 approximately 17 miles west of Limon was carrying explosives.
Jessica Hoffman. Trucks waiting for I-70 to Re-open

Upon further examination, it appears it was not explosives but a glue-type substance.
 Westbound Interstate 70 is closed, about three miles east of Agate (17 miles west of Limon), due to numerous accidents - four pileups - in the area.

Most vehicles involved are semi-trucks, and crews from Limon and Agate are working to put a fire out as well.

Due to the number of accidents, the estimated time for reopening westbound I-70 is unknown but it is expected to take several hours.

Eastbound I-70 remains open through the area.

There are two detour routes can be used during the closure for westbound traffic:

From Limon, State Highway 71 north to Last Chance, U.S. 36 west to Byers and back to I-70.

OR

I-70 west to State Highway 86 (Exit 352 - eight miles west of Limon), Highway 86 west to Franktown and State Highway 83 (Parker Road) or continue west on Highway 86 to Castle Rock and I-25 north to the Denver area.

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