Crash on eastbound I-70 near Ward Road brings traffic to a near standstill

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Crash on eastbound I-70 near Ward Rd. in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

Crash on eastbound I-70 near Ward Rd. in Wheat Ridge, Colo.

A pickup truck crash and fire caused major delays on I-70 in west metro Denver Tuesday afternoon.

Traffic delays on I-70 near Ward Rd

Traffic delays on I-70 near Ward Rd

The truck had a trailer which flipped onto the highway near Ward Road. Only one lane was getting by on eastbound I-70. Traffic was also slow on westbound I-70 at the crash scene.

It happened just before 3 p.m. as the afternoon commute was beginning.

Information about injuries in the crash was not released.

The road reopened to normal traffic at about 5:30 p.m.

 

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