Tanker crash spills jet fuel, closes US 40 east of Hayden | CraigDailyPress.com

Tanker crash spills jet fuel, closes US 40 east of Hayden

HAYDEN — A fuel tanker carrying jet fuel crashed as it attempted to turn onto Routt County Road 51A off U.S. Highway 40 at about 3:20 p.m Friday. The tanker was flipped onto its side and began leaking jet fuel onto the highway.

U.S. 40 was closed in the vicinity of the crash, and traffic was re-routed via Routt County Road 37.

Colorado State Patrol, Routt County Sheriff's Office, West Routt Fire Protection District and Craig Fire/Rescue were among the agencies that responded to the scene.

Craig Press will update this story as more information becomes available.