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Eastbound I-70 reopens east of Limon after 4-hour closure due to semi on fire, Colorado State Patrol says

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Posted at 10:53 AM, Jan 17, 2022

DENVER – The eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed east of Limon for about four hours after a semi caught fire Monday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Portion of the highway was closed between the towns of Arriba and Flagler in Colorado’s Eastern Plains at around 9:48 a.m.

The CSP in Limon tweeted a photo of the scene, saying mile post 386 was closed eastbound on I-70 “due to a CMV (commercial motor vehicle) fire.”

The agency asked drivers to slow down or avoid the area altogether and find a detour.

There were no injuries and everyone involved is safe, troopers at the scene said.

The highway reopened by about 1:48 p.m.