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Westbound I-70 reopens near De Beque following fiery semi-truck crash over the weekend

The crash occurred early Sunday morning
Authorities responded to the scene of the incident and closed that section of the interstate.
Authorities responded to the scene of the incident and closed that section of the interstate.(David Jones)
Published: Mar. 14, 2021 at 4:19 PM MDT|Updated: Mar. 16, 2021 at 9:32 AM MDT
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DE BEQUE, Colo. (KKCO) - Westbound I-70 near De Beque is back open after being closed since Sunday following a fiery semi-truck crash that prompted a hazmat response.

According to officials, the truck was carrying flammable adhesives, and the area had to be cleaned up for the interstate to reopen.

The crash occurred Sunday around 3:30 a.m. near Mile Marker 62. Traffic was being diverted since Sunday via Exit 62 and picking up on Colorado Highway 65 before reentering onto westbound I-70.

The driver of the semi was not injured in the crash but was given a citation.

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