Eastbound I-70 reopens after semi-truck crash, fire at Vail Pass

VAIL, Colo. — A semi crashed and rolled off eastbound I-70 at Vail Pass Thursday night.

The Colorado Department of Transportation said there a forest fire associated with the crash and predicted the closure of eastbound I-70 would be lengthy.

The Colorado State Patrol said it appeared the fire was out. The highway reopened just after 9 p.m.

The truck was traveling westbound and crossed into the eastbound lanes when it crashed.

The Colorado State Patrol said they expect to close I-70 eastbound at Vail for about 4-6 hours starting around 9:30 a.m. on Friday morning to recover the truck.