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From the Denver7 news desk: Breaking and developing news on Sept. 4, 2019

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Posted at 5:17 AM, Sep 04, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 00:01:52-04

This is the Denver7 breaking and developing news blog. Throughout the day, this story will be updated with both minor and large breaking news events that our readers care about. Check back as we continue to update this story. 


9:53 p.m. — Both lanes of I-70 between CO 9; US 6; Silverthorne and MM 215 are back open following a vehicle fire in the eastbound portal of the Eisenhower Tunnel, a CSP spokesperson says.

8:14 p.m. — CSP Golden says traffic is moving through the westbound Eisenhower Tunnel; the eastbound side remains closed for clean-up. All eastbound traffic is being held in Silverthorne.

8:13 p.m. — CSP Eagle officials say the section of I-70 that is shut down between CO 9; US 6; Silverthorne and MM 215 will “tentatively” re-open after 9 p.m. Drivers are urged to use US 6 over Loveland Pass as an alternate route.

8:02 p.m. — CSP Golden says a box truck hauling paper products caught fire in the eastbound portal near the Summit County side. The fire is out. Eastbound traffic is being held at Silverthorne.

7:36 p.m. — Denver police is in the area of 9th Ave. and Alcott Way investigating a stabbing. The victim is being treataed for serious injuries.

7:30 p.m. — I-70 is shut down in both directions between CO 9; US 6; Silverthorne and MM 215 due to a vehicle on fire on the eastbound lanes of the highway at the Eisenhower Tunnel.

6:15 a.m. — The northbound lanes of I-25 near Founders Parkway are back to normal and the southbound lanes are clearing up.

5:25 a.m. — Trooper Josh Lewis with Colorado State Patrol said around 4:52 a.m., a call came in about a 2004 Chevy pickup truck that had crashed and caught fire in the southbound lanes of I-25 near Founders Parkway. The female driver was transported to a hospital in unknown condition. Lewis said he did not believe anybody else was in the vehicle or was injured. One southbound lane has reopened. There are delays in the northbound lanes as well.

5 a.m. — A vehicle caught fire in a southbound lane of I-25, just south of Founders in Castle Rock, around 4:45 a.m. Multiple emergency personnel have responded to the scene and traffic is barely moving on either side of I-25 past the car fire. To get around the traffic, exit at Founder Parkway and go west to Santa Fe. That will take you to Front Street. Take a right and Front Street will take you into Castle Rock. From there, you can get back on I-25. Click here for a traffic radar.