I-70 reopens at Georgetown Friday afternoon due to tractor-trailer fire

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Posted at 2:34 PM, Oct 09, 2020

Colorado State Patrol closed Interstate 70 in both directions at Georgetown just before 2:30 p.m. Friday after a tractor-trailer caught fire but had reopened some lanes by 3 p.m.

CSP said in a tweet that the tractor-trailer was fully engulfed in flames and that drivers should expect long delays in the area until and after the fire is extinguished.

By 3 p.m., the westbound lanes of the interstate were back open, as was one lane of eastbound traffic, CSP said.

It was not immediately clear what caused the tractor-trailer to catch fire Friday afternoon.

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