DENVER — Travelers headed east on Interstate 70 faced long delays Thursday morning after a tractor trailer caught fire near the Twin Tunnels.
CDOT reported the crash around 9:30 a.m. By 1:45 p.m. the highway was reopened.
A tractor trailer carrying crushed cars rolled onto its side and caught fire, said Idaho Springs Police Chief Dave Wohlers.
I-70 was closed at Idaho Springs and drivers were detoured onto Highway 9 to U.S. 285 for several hours.
Travelers should be prepared for “extremely long delays.”
EB I-70 now open @ Hwy 103;One lane remains closed @ accident scene just E of #TwinTunnels during continuing cleanup
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) December 26, 2013