SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) — A multi-car crash shut down Interstate 70 simply east of Silverthorne Wednesday. The four-car crash within the westbound lanes sparked a small hearth, CBS4’s Matt Kroschel reported. The driving force of a semi truck had minor accidents, Colorado State Patrol officers stated.
BREAKING: @Summit_Fire on scene of a four-vehicle crash and hearth on westbound Interstate 70 simply east of Silverthorne. Interstate is closed in each instructions.
It will likely be some time. pic.twitter.com/FeFrw0tNmW
— Matt Kroschel (@Matt_Kroschel) October 9, 2019
“Interstate is closed in each instructions. It will likely be some time,” Kroschel stated.
A tractor-trailer carrying a load of lentil beans collided with three different autos because it was coming down I-70 from the Eisenhower Tunnel, a couple of mile east of the Silverthorne exit. The truck overturned and dumped its load on the Ptarmigan Ranch Street overpass.
Summit Hearth & EMS handled the motive force and transported him to St. Anthony Summit Medical Heart in Frisco.
Three engines and a water tender had been concerned in extinguishing the fireplace and performing preliminary cleanup, supported by a hazardous-materials staff from the Excessive Nation Coaching Heart in Frisco. In all, about 24 firefighters and medics from Summit Hearth had been concerned, in addition to officers from the Colorado State Patrol, the Silverthorne and Dillon police and crews from the Colorado Division of Transportation. The westbound lanes will likely be closed from the Eisenhower Tunnel to the Silverthorne exit for some time but throughout cleanup.
The eastbound lanes reopened at about 5:50 p.m. One westbound lane briefly reopened at about 6 p.m. to permit motorists caught behind the closure to cross by means of.