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    Overturn truck shuts down Interstate 70 in Colorado.gold

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Swinden shares this photo of officials cleaning up the scene of an overturned truck on Interstate 70 in Golden, Colorado. "Once the cleanup crew arrived it was all business with the firefighters protecting the cleanup crew from any fire or explosion." He says Interstate 70 is the primary east-west route through the Colorado Rockies. "Traffic was backed up for miles." The photo was captured on June 14, 2012.
    - stein0726, CNN iReport producer

    GOLDEN, Colorado - A tractor trailer truck carrying hazardous material overturned west of Golden prompting officials to shut down all eastbound lanes of the heavily traveled Interstate 70 west of Denver for over three hours. Eastbound traffic into Golden was backed up for several miles while area fire departments from Foothills, Genesee, Evergreen, and Golden responded along with the Colorado State Patrol's Hazardous Response Team to determine how to remove the seven containers of methanol.

    The driver of the semi-truck lost control of the semi-truck and overturned in the runaway truck ramp.  The driver was not injured and the Colorado State Patrol was investigating the incident.  Interstate 70 was re-opened at 7 pm.

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