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US 6 reopens through Clear Creek Canyon after crash involving semi-tanker

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Nov 10, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-10 19:05:21-05

GOLDEN, Colo. – U.S. 6 is back open after an hours-long closure between Golden and Colorado Highway 119 due to a serious crash that sent at least one person to the hospital.

Colorado State Patrol officials in Golden tweeted the crash resulted in a fuel spill and that the closure will last for an extended period of time. Both directions of U.S. 6 reopened at approximately 4:15 p.m.

The crash involved a semi-tanker, according to CSP Master Trooper Gary Cutler, who said at least one person was taken to the hospital. That person’s condition is unknown at this time.

Cutler said fuel was leaking from at least the saddle tanks, and that is was unclear if the tanker was leaking.

CSP officials at the scene were waiting for a special tow truck to tow the semi.