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I-70 back open after semi-truck fire closes stretch for hours

The interstate was back open after the fire forced the closure of the eastbound lanes at Genesee.
Credit: Mark Steinke

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colorado — A semi-truck fire forced an hours-long closure of the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 in Jefferson County Saturday evening.

All lanes of the interstate were reopened by Sunday morning.

The fire at the Morrison exit started about 6:45 p.m., according to Colorado State Patrol (CSP).

It caused the closure of eastbound I-70 at Genesee. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) tweeted soon after the fire started that drivers should expect long delays. 

CSP said only the trailer caught fire, and no one was hurt. The cause of the fire is unknown.

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