Eastbound Interstate 70 between Shoshone and Hanging Lake will be closed overnight due to a rollover crash Friday, the Colorado State patrol said.
Both directions of I-70 were closed and traffic was detoured to Highway 13 then U.S. Highway 40 and Highway 9 back to the interstate, said Colorado State Patrol Master Trooper Gary Culter, a public information officer with the department.
I-70 EB/WB: Road closed between Exit 109 - US 6; Canyon Creek and Exit 133 - Dotsero. Update: remains closed during ongoing crash cleanup in eastbound lanes. Westbound remains closed for emerg. responder access. EB traffic exiting at Exit 109 can still… https://t.co/TB1l9iUSwu— Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) May 28, 2021
Authorities were dispatched to the Hanging Lake exit shortly after noon on Friday after an 18-wheeler rolled on the interstate. The truck blocked the eastbound lanes and the driver was still inside the vehicle when troopers arrived.
Officials freed the driver who was then taken by ambulance to a hospital. His condition wasn't released.
The rollover threw debris to the westbound lanes, which struck another vehicle and caused minor damage.
Expect an extended closure of eastbound I-70 in Glenwood Canyon for a semi rollover crash. The cleanup is expected to last several hours. Visit https://t.co/el3sJWZH2c for detour and closure information. https://t.co/lbHxrFTZiG— Colorado State Patrol (@CSP_News) May 28, 2021
Culter said opening lanes for westbound traffic would take "at least a few more hours."