6 cattle die, others rounded up along I-70 after hauler rolls over in Georgetown

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GEORGETOWN, Colo. -- A semitruck cattle hauler rolled over on Interstate 70 in Georgetown on Tuesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

The crash happened in the eastbound lanes about 9:30 a.m.

Six cattle died and several other cattle had to be rounded up along the side of the interstate, the CSP said.

There were extensive delays in the area as crews worked to clear the truck. CDOT advised drivers to take alternate routes if possible. The interstate was closed for about a half-hour as crews worked to upright the truck and trailer.

One lane of traffic was reopened about 11:45 a.m., but the off-ramp to Georgetown was blocked by the truck. The second lane of traffic and the off-ramp reopened about 12:45 p.m.

The driver of the truck was not injured, the CSP said. It's not clear what caused the truck to roll over.