Westbound I-70 reopens after hazardous materials spill near Quebec

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DENVER — The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 reopened between Quebec Street and Colorado Boulevard at about 5:40 p.m. Thursday after crews cleaned up a hazardous materials spill.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said a truck spilled 125 gallons of concrete sealer onto the roadway, covering about the size of a football field.

“This is considered to be a hazmat spill due to the material being flammable,” CDOT officials stated. “The road must remain closed to protect the safety of motorists and to protect the outside exterior of passing vehicles from the sealer.”

It happened around 2 p.m. Crews were spreading sand over the spilled sealer at about 2:30 p.m.

Sand was used to reduce the strong odor and to soak up the material. The sand had to be cleaned off the interstate before the lanes could reopen.

Traffic was flowing through the area by about 5:40 p.m.