NewsLocal News


Semi-truck hauling asphalt rolls over, closes eastbound I-270 in Commerce City

Interstate 270 fully reopened by about 1:30 p.m.
eb i-270 asphalt semi rollover.jpeg
Posted at 6:15 AM, Jun 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-08 08:06:01-04

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. — Both lanes of eastbound I-270 were closed at Vasquez Boulevard for hours Tuesday because of a semi-truck rollover.

The semi-truck was hauling a load of asphalt when it overturned sometime before 3:30 a.m., according to the Commerce City Police Department. Some of the asphalt spilled onto the interstate. The cleanup process lasted several hours.

Traffic was being diverted from the eastbound lanes of the highway onto southbound Vasquez Boulevard. Police recommended drivers who normally use this area of I-270 find an alternative route, like I-70 or I-25.

The interstate fully reopened just before 1:30 p.m.

This is a developing story and will be updated.