Jackknifed semi-truck snarled traffic near Georgetown

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By Ian Neligh

An accident involving a jackknifed semi-truck and a black Lexus SUV closed westbound traffic briefly on I-70 Monday morning near Georgetown.

There were no reported injuries.

The incident happened near mile marker 228 at about 6:20 a.m. and, while the cause isn’t yet known, high winds may have been a factor.

CDOT spokeswoman Stacia Sellers said there was a high-wind advisory in the area at the time with gusts of about 50 mph.

Sellers said, according to the CDOT maintenance supervisor on scene, the roads were not icy.

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