I-70 reopens following vehicle fire near Vail | VailDaily.com

I-70 reopens following vehicle fire near Vail

Emergency vehicles respond to semi tractor-trailer engulfed in flames on Interstate 70 in Vail.
James R Griffin/Courtesy photo

9:45 p.m.: Both directions of Interstate 70 have reopened.

7:45 p.m.: Interstate 70 over Vail Pass has reopened in the westbound direction, while the eastbound lanes remain closed for a semi-trailer fire near the Main Vail exit.

An EC alert went out at 6:17 p.m. alerting motorists to the closure. Firefighters and crews quickly responded to a semi-trailer engulfed in flames. Eastbound traffic is closed near the town of Vail at Exit 176.

Motorists trying to head eastbound can detour via Highway 24 over Battle Mountain Pass.

No timeline has been shared for reopening.

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