Accident Closes I-80 in S.W. Wyoming

Accident Closes I-80 in S.W. Wyoming

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(Evanston, Wyoming-AP) -- A 40-mile stretch of Interstate 80 in southwestern Wyoming was closed for several hours Sunday following an accident involving six vehicles.

Wyoming Highway Patrol Sergeant Steve Townsend said one person was injured in the one p.m. crash between Evanston and Lyman that involved five semitrailer trucks and a Honda van.

A hazardous materials team was called to the scene to clean up crude oil that spilled from a tanker truck.

The highway was closed by Wyoming Department of Transportation crews at 1:40 p.m. The patrol said the eastbound lanes were reopened at 5:55 p.m. and the westbound at 6:39 p.m.

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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