Semi Accident Closes Highway 65
KREX News Room
MESA COUNTY, Colo.- A semi-truck accident shut down Highway 65 for several hours Friday afternoon and caused a potential hazardous materials scare.
Fire departments from Palisade, Grand Junction and Plateau Valley responded to the crash, which occurred around 1 p.m.
According to the Colorado State Patrol, a semi traveling on Highway 65 near mile marker 58 hit a power pole and caught fire.
Officials say one male was transported to a Grand Junction hospital, although they cannot confirm his condition.
Hazmat crews also responded to the accident since the crash was very close to Plateau Creek.
CSP says the tanker was carrying production water, and although they have not been able to confirm the threat of a leak, officials are taking every precaution.
Hwy. 65 is now open.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.