No injuries have been reported.
Several lanes of I-70, near Georgetown, were closed early today after a semi-truck caught fire. The road is closed eastbound between Exit 226 and Silver Plume, as well as Exit 228 and Georgetown.
According to reports, one eastbound lane has since reopened; however, traffic is still bogged down, so delays are expected. There's no word on how long I-70 will be closed.
I-70 WB: Road closed at Exit 232 - US 40; Empire Jct. Due to semi fire. Expect delays. https://t.co/U7l62VS15j— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) January 16, 2020
The Colorado State Patrol in Golden reported that the semi-truck was "hauling frozen foods" before it caught fire. The cause of the fire is still unknown.
I-70 TRAFFIC ALERT— CSP Golden (@CSP_Golden) January 16, 2020
Eastbound I-70 mo 229, East end of Georgetown. Semi hauling frozen foods caught fire. Fire is out, no injuries. Right lane and right shoulder blocked for extended period of time for cleanup. Plan on delays heading down from the mountains. S1 pic.twitter.com/pqcJOFjOwg
A video of the semi-truck on fire can be found below:
The eastbound lanes of I-70 between Silver Plume and Georgetown temporarily closed this afternoon as crews responded to this semi fire. https://t.co/oXXI7TJ0E5— Denver7 News (@DenverChannel) January 16, 2020
(Video courtesy of Matthew Greenburg) pic.twitter.com/rpjYAdGQXA