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EB I-70 reopens near Richmond after semi crash

A closure on eastbound I-70 west of Richmond on April 19, 2023. (Provided Photo/INDOT)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — All lanes of eastbound Interstate 70 near Richmond were closed Wednesday afternoon due to a crash involving two semitrailers.

I-70 had reopened by 3:30 p.m., Indiana Department of Transportation tweeted.

The closure extended from Mineral Springs Road to Round Barn Road/Centerville, about six miles west of downtown Richmond, and eastbound traffic was backed up for several miles.

At 12:45 p.m., traffic was being diverted from I-70 onto State Road 1 to State Road 38, then east to U.S. 35 and back onto the interstate, an Indiana State Police spokesman said in a tweet.

At least one person was hurt in the crash, but the cause of the accident was unclear, the spokesman said on Twitter.