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Vehicle Fire In Eisenhower Tunnel Closes Eastbound Lanes Of I-70

DILLON, Colo. (CBS4) - Eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 were closed Wednesday night between Bakerville and Silverthorne due to a vehicle fire in Eisenhower Tunnel. The Colorado Department of Transportation said drivers should expect delays in the area.

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CDOT officials say a box truck hauling paper products caught fire in the eastbound portal near the Summit County side of the tunnel. The fire is now out and westbound lanes are open through the tunnel. Officials have not said if anyone was hurt.

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(credit: CDOT)

According to CDOT, eastbound I-70 would remain closed until the situation was stabilized and safe. Drivers could take US 6 over Loveland Pass as an alternate route.

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