Fire closes I-70 west of Grand Junction

Posted at 3:50 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 17:50:23-04

Colorado State Patrol troopers have shut down eastbound and westbound lanes of I-70 on the western Slope.

A fire burning brush and trees near the interstate forced CSP to close WB I-70 at Fruita and EB lanes at Loma.

Troopers said the fire jumped the highway near milemarker 17.2.

There is no estimated time to reopen I-70 and authorities have yet to estimate the size of the fire or containment.