Westbound I-70 at Havana reopens after crash involving motorcycle


A crash involving a motorcycle closed westbound Interstate 70 at Havana Street on Monday, April 4, 2016.

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DENVER -- The westbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed for nearly two hours Monday morning because of a crash involving a vehicle and a motorcycle, the Colorado Department of Transportation said.

The interstate was closed at Havana Street about 5:15 a.m., CDOT said. Lanes reopened just after 7 a.m.

The Denver Police Department said the motorcyclist was taken to a hospital in unknown condition. The condition of the driver of the vehicle was not released.

Traffic was backed up for more than three miles as crews investigated and cleared the crash. CDOT and Denver police advised drivers to take alternate routes, including East Colfax Avenue and East 56th Avenue, and to avoid the area.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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