CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A semi fire caused a large amount of traffic backup heading east on Interstate 70 near Empire Junction. First responders responded on Sunday morning.

(credit: Colorado State Patrol)

“No alternate route from Silver Plume to Georgetown (unless you ride the Georgetown Loop railroad),” said Colorado State Patrol on social media.

Shortly after CSP noted the traffic backup, the Colorado Department of Transportation closed eastbound lanes at mile marker 213.5, just east of the Eisenhower Johnson Tunnels, because of heavy traffic.

It is not clear if anyone was hurt in the fire.

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