U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon reopens after semitruck rolls over, spills fuel

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — U.S. 6 through Clear Creek Canyon was closed in both directions for about three hours Wednesday because of a rolled over semitruck and fuel leak, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened about 10 a.m. at mile marker 269, two miles west of the interchange with Highways 58 and 93 in Golden. The driver of the rock truck suffered minor injuries.

Hazardous materials crews and a large tow truck were brought in to clear the accident. The 25-gallon fuel leak was captured before it reached Clear Creek.

The highway is the main route for drivers to get to the gambling town of Black Hawk.

The eastbound lane, which was shut at Highway 119, reopened about 12:30 p.m. and the westbound lane reopened shortly after.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.