ARVADA, Colo. — An improperly loaded beer truck forced a closure of eastbound I-76 after the morning rush hour Friday, according to the Arvada Police Department.
I-76 was restricted to one lane at Wadsworth Boulevard because Arvada police said a semi-truck had too much beer in its load. The road reopened around 1:45 p.m.
The heavy load appeared to have caused the truck to cave in, according to photos Arvada police posted of the incident.
#Trafficalert I-76 eastbound at Wadsworth Blvd is down to one lane. There will be a full closure for 4 hours after rush hour. Alternate route, I-70 to Sheridan or Federal, then to North to I-76. Too much beer is never a good thing. pic.twitter.com/QBF6PzYtK6— Arvada Police (@ArvadaPolice) March 18, 2022
Police fully closed eastbound I-76 at Wadsworth Boulevard after the morning rush hour. Only I-76 closed, so I-70 was still accessible.
Arvada police recommended drivers trying to head eastbound on I-76 instead take I-70 to Sheridan or Federal boulevards and then to head north to I-76.