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Major traffic delays on I-270 after truck hit flyover bridge

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DENVER -- Heavy traffic is building along eastbound Interstate 270 through Commerce City after parts of the highway were closed when a truck hit a flyover bridge.

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The truck was headed east on I-70 when it struck the I-270 flyover bridge, said the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The truck was hauling a track hoe, which hit the flyover bridge from I-270 onto eastbound I-70.

The impact took out a chunk of the concrete on the bridge.  Officials closed I-270 and several lanes of I-70 to check the condition of the bridge.

CDOT spokeswoman Mindy Crane said the “left lane of the flyover ramp from eastbound I-270 to eastbound I-70 will remain closed until repairs are complete.”

It’s not known how long it will take to complete the repairs.

“In the meantime, motorists on EB I-270 needing access to EB I-70 can also use Quebec Street as major delays are expected,” Crane said.

There were no injuries after the crash.

A truck was hauling a track hoe and hit the flyover bridge from I-270 onto eastbound I-70.

A truck was hauling a track hoe and hit the flyover bridge from I-270 onto eastbound I-70.