VAIL, Colo. (CBS4) – Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed again Friday.
Traffic was shutdown to clean up after an accident on Thursday. State Patrol offered Highway 24 to Highway 91 as an alternate route.READ MORE: Some Drivers Still Stuck On I-70 In Glenwood Canyon After Thursday Mudslides, Interstate Remains Closed
The highway closed Thursday evening due to a crash on Vail Pass after a semi lost control and went across all lanes of traffic before traveling downhill and catching fire.READ MORE: Colorado Weather: Flash Flood Watch Expanded To Include Denver And The Front Range
The driver from California died on the scene.
The interstate was closed until nearly 9:30 p.m., but it needed to be closed again Friday morning for additional clean up.
It has since been re-opened.MORE NEWS: Community Groups Coming Together To Help Residents Facing Eviction In East Colfax Neighborhood
Friday, paramedics who checked on the driver said they had to rappel almost 200 feet to reach the cab.