Burning semi closes I-70 west of the Eisenhower Tunnel

Posted at 6:38 PM, Sep 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-05 08:35:31-04

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.

"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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