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.

The driver of the truck didn’t get hurt badly.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Just before 2 p.m., officials with the Colorado State Patrol said the backup in the eastbound lanes was three miles long.