GEORGETOWN, Colo. (CBS4) – A semi truck hauling frozen food caught fire at noon Thursday and officials were forced to close Interstate 70 in both directions for a short time. It happened near Georgetown and two hours later one eastbound lane remained closed.
I-70 TRAFFIC ALERT
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
— CSP Golden (@CSP_Golden) January 16, 2020
The driver of the truck didn’t get hurt badly.
Just before 2 p.m., officials with the Colorado State Patrol said the backup in the eastbound lanes was three miles long.