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Westbound lanes of I-70 partially closed from Copper Mountain to Vail for crash

Westbound lanes of I-70 closed from Copper Mountain to Vail for crash_nov 14 2021
Posted at 7:10 AM, Nov 16, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-16 13:03:44-05

A westbound lane of Interstate 70 is closed between Copper Mountain and Vail Pass due to a crash and debris on the road.

Colorado State Patrol said I-70 was closed westbound starting at mile marker 186.5 due to a commercial vehicle that rolled over. The vehicle had been carrying milk, according to Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol. It's not clear what caused the crash, which happened at 4:35 a.m.

The driver has injuries that are not life-threatening.

One lane has reopened.

To get around the crash, drivers can take the exit off I-70 at Copper Mountain (exit 195) and take Highway 91 down to Leadville and then turn right to head north on Highway 24, which rejoins with I-70 near Minturn.