I-76 reopened near Fort Morgan after gas leak

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U.S. 36 will be closed overnight in both directions at Sheridan Boulevard until Jan. 25, 2014, said CDOT.

BRUSH, Colo. — I-76 was closed in both directions just east of Fort Morgan up to the town of Brush as emergency workers dealt with a gas leak, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

CDOT tweeted about the closure shortly after 10:45 a.m., and a Fort Morgan Sheriff’s Office spokesperson confirmed the closure a short time later.

The spokesperson indicated the interstate was closed between exits 86 and 90, and would remain closed until the gas line could be shut off.

As of 11:45 a.m., CDOT reported that the interstate was back open.

The exits in question are just east of Fort Morgan, including the main exit to the town of Brush.

No injuries or any damage occurred as a result of the leak.

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