Westbound I-70 temporarily closed after vehicle fire
UPDATE at 1:03 p.m.: The left lane of westbound I-70 has been reopened, according to representatives with the Colorado State Patrol.
Original Story: Westbound Interstate 70 is currently closed near the Silverthorne exit due to vehicle fire, according to Colin Remillard of the Colorado State Patrol.
Remillard said that a semi-truck driver heard a sound coming from his truck, described as a “pop,” just moments before his truck began leaking oil and caught fire along I-70. Remillard said there were no injuries, though some of the cab was burned.
Firefighters arrived on scene quickly, and the fire has already been put out. Remillard said Westbound I-70 will remain closed for the next half hour or so.
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