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 Post subject: Multi Vehicle I-70 WB and EB lanes open (incident closed)
Post Posted: Apr 25, 2019 5:45 pm 
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Multiple vehicle accident on I-70 near Colorado Mills, involving two semis and four cars.

I-70 closed in both directions.

No known fatalities at this time.

UPDATE: WB lanes expected to reopen Saturday morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle Accident, I-70 near Colorado Mills
Post Posted: Apr 25, 2019 6:28 pm 
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Location: "and the flag was still there".
One known fatality at this time.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle Accident, I-70 near Colorado Mills
Post Posted: Apr 25, 2019 6:59 pm 
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At least 11 cars, 4 semis involved.

Six people injured at this time.

One known fatality at this time.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle Accident, I-70 near Colorado Mills
Post Posted: Apr 25, 2019 7:59 pm 
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Significant structural damage to overpass bridge due to heat as high as 2400 degrees.

I-70 expected to be closed through the morning rush hour. Plan accordingly.

Update: WB I-70 to be open Saturday morning.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle Accident, I-70 near Colorado Mills
Post Posted: Apr 26, 2019 6:08 am 
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Location: "and the flag was still there".
"Multiple" fatalities, no specific number released at this time.

At least 12 treated for injuries.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle Accident, I-70 near Colorado Mills
Post Posted: Apr 26, 2019 6:15 am 
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EB I-70 remains closed at 6th Avenue due to crash clean up. No estimated time of reopening.

WB lanes now open via Denver West on/off ramps.

Fire fighters still working on scene.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle Accident, I-70 EB closed at 6th Avenue
Post Posted: Apr 26, 2019 6:50 am 
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Alternate routes: https://www.thedenverchannel.com/traffi ... ng-commute

Firefighters still on scene.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle, I-70 EB closed at 6th Ave. WB open w/deto
Post Posted: Apr 26, 2019 7:49 am 
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Location: "and the flag was still there".
"Dozens" of vehicles involved. Continued investigation.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle, I-70 EB closed @ 6th Ave. WB open w/detou
Post Posted: Apr 26, 2019 8:02 am 
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Location: "and the flag was still there".
Latest figures:

24 cars, four semis involved.

Multiple fatalities.

Twelve injured.

Total numbers not available, yet.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle, I-70 EB closed @ 6th Ave. WB open w/detou
Post Posted: Apr 26, 2019 8:11 am 
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Per CDOT at 7:20 am: "Westbound traffic is currently detouring using the on and off ramps at Denver West Blvd. Eastbound traffic is exiting at 6th Ave.

WB lanes will not reopen until Saturday morning due to extensive clean up and investigation."

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle, I-70 EB closed @ 6th Ave. WB open - UPDAT
Post Posted: Apr 26, 2019 8:44 am 
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Numbers will change as authorities learn more about the accident. Those updates will be posted here.

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 Post subject: Re: Multi Vehicle, I-70 EB closed @ 6th Ave. WB open w/detou
Post Posted: Apr 26, 2019 11:58 am 
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EB lanes closed through tomorrow due to extenuous road damage.

Currently, WB lanes detouring via on/off ramps.

EB lanes detoured at 6th Avenue.

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