Semi crash closes both directions of I-70 and Tower Rd. on Christmas Eve

Aurora Police respond as hazmat situation

AURORA, Colo. - A semi crash closed both directions of Interstate 70 at Tower Rd. on Christmas Eve. The highway reopened just after 10:15 a.m., and Tower Rd. reopened several hours later.

Crews responded to the accident as a possible hazmat situation, according to Jeff Turner with Aurora Police Department's Traffic Unit.

The semi was pulling 2 trailers, Turner said. The rear trailer was on its side.

The semi was carrying a load of paint, the Aurora Fire Department tweeted.

No one was injured, fire officials said.