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Crash closes I-70 in both directions near I-270 on the west side for hours

According to ODOT, the crash happened near the intersection of I-270 and I-70 on the west side. (WSYX/WTTE)

A crash caused I-70 to close both directions on the west side Thursday morning.

According to ODOT, the crash happened near the intersection of I-270 and involved a semi and three other vehicles.

Dispatchers confirmed at least one person was hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Drivers should seek an alternate route. ODOT said the road would likely remain closed for hours.

ODOT later announced the westbound lanes would reopen before the eastbound lanes.

ABC 6/FOX 28 will continue to update this breaking news story.

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