DENVER — Both directions of Interstate 70 at Floyd Hill will be closed tonight as Xcel Energy crews reinstall a high-voltage power line across the highway.
The power line fell when a sand truck flipped and hit a power pole April 1. The crash closed the interstate for several hours.
The Colorado Department of Transportation said I-70 will close at 9 p.m. and should be back open Friday morning around 4 a.m.
Westbound traffic will detour off I-70 at the Beaver Brook exit and use U.S. 40 to the bottom of Floyd Hill. Eastbound traffic exits I-70 at U.S. 6 and can travel up Floyd Hill via U.S. 40 or continue east on Highway 6 to Golden.
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