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I-70 eastbound reopens after semi fire between Silver Plume, Georgetown

Posted: 12:26 PM, Jan 16, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-17 09:01:20-05
I-70 eastbound semi fire_by Michael Warren_Jan 16 2020

GEORGETOWN, Colo. — The eastbound lanes of I-70 were temporarily closed between exit 226 in Silver Plume and exit 228 in Georgetown Thursday afternoon as crews worked to clean up a semi fire.

The semi was hauling frozen foods and caught fire around 11:30 a.m., Colorado State Patrol said. The fire was extinguished, but cost thousands of dollars in resources, CSP said. The truck driver was OK.

CSP said the fire caused a secondary crash west of Silver Plume.

One eastbound lane was reopened shortly before 12:30 p.m. The road fully reopened by 2 p.m. Click here for the Denver7 traffic map.

Jan 16 2020 semi fire on I-70