Tanker truck rolls, closes WB I-70 ramps at Frisco

FRISCO, Colo. - On and off ramps at exit 203 near Frisco on westbound Interstate 70 were closed Tuesday due to a tanker truck rollover. 

The crash happened around 8:15 a.m. and the ramps were closed through 2:45 p.m.

The tanker was carrying 5,000 to 6,000 gallons of magnesium chloride. The liquid had to be off-loaded before the tanker can be uprighted, according to the Colorado State Patrol.  A few hundred gallons of diluted magnesium chloride -– a salt most commonly known as an anti-icing agent for highways -- spilled out of hatches and flowed over the bridge over the interstate. 

The driver suffered minor injuries but was treated and released.

Get the latest on the road closure on the Colorado Department of Transportation's website.


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