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Diesel fuel-tanker crashes and spills on I-70, near Gypsum

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I-70 between Gypsum and Dotsero has been closed for most of the day. A fuel tanker crashed into a delivery truck full of empty beer cans.

The tanker rolled over into the median between the east and westbound lanes. It was carrying 9,000 gallons of diesel; around 2,000 of those gallons spilled out before the hazmat team arrived to prevent it from seeping into the nearby Eagle River.  

 

No injuries were reported. The accident happened at 6:15 a.m. When the accident initially occurred, traffic was backed up for about a mile in both directions, but now traffic is being redirected onto Old Highway 6, which is a frontage road.

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