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.
UPDATE: I-70 in Georgetown is clear.— CSP Golden (@CSP_Golden) January 17, 2020
Initial call came in at 11:30 am, yesterday. Thousands of $$ in resources, fuel in backups, a secondary Injury crash west of Silver Plume. And an independent trucker now only has his iPhone.
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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.