MAJOR ACCIDENT: Eastbound I-70 closed near New Castle

(Photo Courtesy of Colorado River Fire Rescue)
Published: May. 21, 2021 at 9:30 AM MDT|Updated: May. 21, 2021 at 11:05 AM MDT
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) - Colorado State Patrol is advising drivers that eastbound I-70 is closed near New Castle due to a major crash.

CSP says that the closure is between mile point 105 and 109 (Canyon Creek), and it involves a semi and one other vehicle.

The Colorado Department of Transportation says that two medical helicopters are on scene and are transferring victims.

05/21/21 @10:30: CRFR currently on scene at a concrete truck vs. passenger truck accident at mm 107 on EB I-70, CRFR...

Posted by Colorado River Fire Rescue on Friday, May 21, 2021

Drivers can expect an extended closure, and authorities say that eastbound traffic is being diverted onto US Highway 6 at the 105 (New Castle Exit) and will re-enter at the 109, Canyon Creek Exit.

This is a developing story, check back for updates.

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