COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (KDVR) — A semitrailer loaded with 40,000 pounds of cheese crashed on E-470 on Monday morning, splitting in half and causing a traffic nightmare on the toll road.
The crash happened about 6:30 a.m. at East 96th Avenue when the truck hit the bridge and went into the center median, the Colorado State Patrol said.
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Traffic was diverted off the toll highway at East 96th Avenue then back on, but one lane was later reopened. Traffic was backed up about 2 miles to East 112th Avenue.
The state patrol said the cheese would need to be unloaded before the truck could be towed. It termed it a “long-term project” that could last until at least noon.
An alternate route would be to exit at East 120th Avenue then go east to Tower Road.
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