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Westbound Interstate 70 reopens at Vasquez after semitruck crash

DENVER — It was a messy day on Colorado roads on Saturday morning. The Colorado Department of Transportation issued multiple tweets warning of large crashes throughout the state.

The first crash happened Saturday morning when a jackknifed semitruck closed westbound Interstate 70 at York Street. The large crash blocked the road with no time of reopening. At 11:30 a.m., CDOT tweeted the Interstate was open.

Shortly after the initial tweet, CDOT again warned of heavy traffic on westbound Interstate 70 with a drive time of two to three hours from C-470 to the Eisenhower Tunnel.

CDOT tweeted about multiple crashes that caused heavy traffic in the mountains.