I-70 Closed When Oil Tanker Spills Fuel After Crash | Colorado Trucking Accident Attorney
According to The Gazette, Interstate 70 was shut down due to a rollover accident of an oil tanker. The accident occurred along I-70 near Eagle on Thursday. An impact with an SUV caused the tanker to turn over onto its side and spill diesel fuel. I-70 was closed in both directions while crews worked to clean the 7,200 gallons of spilled fuel. Most of the spill was contained on a median but some was cleaned off of the highway as well. Although the highway has been reopened since the accident, environmental crews will continue to extract contaminated soil from the median. This process will cause the closure of one lane in both directions throughout the weekend. Even though this was a very dangerous situation, no injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
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