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.

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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.

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The driver from California died on the scene.

(credit: Eagle County)

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.

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Friday, paramedics who checked on the driver said they had to rappel almost 200 feet to reach the cab.