Another round of showers and storms will move in later tonight, and will likely last through the first half of Tuesday morning. We may dry out a bit during the middle of the day, but more showers and storms will develop in the afternoon. Some could be strong (hail, heavy rain, lightning) but widespread severe weather does not appear likely. We will then dry out later Tuesday evening. Head over to the "Weather" tab for a full look at the week's forecast.
A portion of Interstate 70 in western Colorado could remain closed until 6:30 tonight after a butane tanker crashed this morning.
The Colorado Department of Transportation issued that word this afternoon, about three hours after the 9:30 a-m accident near DeBeque..
A tanker carrying about ten-thousand-700 gallons of butane was towing a ``pup'' tank with 73-hundred gallons of the fuel when the smaller tank rolled into the median.
The tank developed a six-to-12-inch jagged tear from two-to-four-inches wide.
Mesa County sheriff's spokeswoman Janet Prell says a hazardous materials team has to let the tank vent for five hours. That means cleanup can't start until about 2:30 p-m.
A 32-mile stretch of I-70 is closed west of Rifle. Eastbound I-70 is closed from Palisade to Rifle.
A nearby railroad and U-S Highway Six have reopened.
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