Both directions of Interstate 70 were closed between Near Watkins, Colorado to the Kansas Border on Wednesday afternoon. Approximately nine semis and 12 passenger vehicles were involved in a crash.
Colorado State Patrol released these pictures of the crash from the scene. Officials said that it started with a jack-knifed semi at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday that caused a chain reaction of slide-offs and accidents.
At least 50-60 vehicles, including semis and passenger vehicles, were stuck in the backups and closure.
The Colorado Department of Transportation said the lanes were closed due to near-zero visibility conditions.