Semi burns on i-70 west of the Eisenhower Tunnel Sunday September4, 2016 (Photo: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue)
Semi burning on WB I-70 west of the Eisenhower Tunnel on Sunday September 4, 2016. (Photo courtesy CSP Eagle)
SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo.- A large semi fire closed westbound lanes of Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower Tunnel on Sunday evening.
The fire was located about four miles west of the tunnel.
The alternate route was U.S. 6 Loveland Pass, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.
The closure begin around 6 p .m. Sunday. The highway reopened just after midnight.
#I70West MM 216 now open after vehicle fire on W side of Tunnel;Cleanup efforts remain,be cautious in area— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) September 5, 2016
#I70West MM 216 now open after vehicle fire on W side of Tunnel;Cleanup efforts remain,be cautious in area
"A moving van coming down from the Eisenhower Tunnel had a mechanical malfunction and burst into flames," according to a Facebook post from Lake Dillion Fire Rescue.
No one was injured but the semi and its contents were destroyed.
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