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Westbound I-70 at Eisenhower Tunnel closed due to massive semi-truck fire

Posted at 6:43 PM, Sep 16, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-16 21:34:12-04
(Photo Courtesy: CSP Eagle)

EAGLE COUNTY – A massive semi-truck fire has closed westbound I-70 at mile marker 215 at the Eisenhower Tunnel Sunday.

Colorado State Patrol posted videos and photos on Twitter of the truck fully engulfed in flames. Heavy smoke has been visible throughout the area Sunday.

Summit Fire crews responded to the scene, where the fire is almost out as of 6:30 p.m. Sunday. It is unknown when I-70 will reopen.

Drivers are being detoured to US 6 Loveland Pass. There is no word on any injuries at this time, crews remain on scene.

(Photo Courtesy: CSP Eagle)