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Semi Fire Shuts Down I-70, EB Lanes Remain Closed At Georgetown

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)- Two semi fires shut down Interstate 70 in the high country. The fires happened in Georgetown and Silverthorne, with another vehicle fire at the tunnels.

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I-70 was closed in both directions at Georgetown due to a semi fire about 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Westbound lanes reopened but eastbound lanes remained closed. There were six-mile backups in the area due to the closure.

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Crews hope to have all lanes reopened by 5:30 p.m. or 6 p.m. Drivers are urged to take an alternate route.

Westbound lanes of I-70 were closed at Silverthorne due to a semi fire. Those lanes were reopened just after 1 p.m.

There was also a vehicle fire at the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnels that impacted traffic for a short time. Those lanes reopened a short time later.


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