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I-70 Reopens After 20-Vehicle Crash

EVERGREEN, Colo. (CBS4)- Both directions of Interstate 70 were closed for hours near Evergreen after 20 vehicles became involved in accidents. Just before 5 p.m. those lanes reopened.

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Evergreen Fire Rescue, the Colorado State Patrol and Jefferson County authorities responded to the crashes that involved semi trucks on I-70 at mile marker 248.

I-70 was closed in both directions for several hours. Two westbound lanes were reopened at 4:25 p.m. Thursday. The eastbound lanes opened a short time later.

Authorities were investigating whether ice and snow contributed to the crashes. The lanes in the area of the crash appeared snowpacked.

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Evergreen Fire Rescue said that there were two people injured in the multi-vehicle crash.

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