DENVER (KDVR) — A semi truck caught fire near Golden on Thursday evening, shutting down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70.
I-70 was closed between C-470 and U.S. 6 in Golden, according to Colorado State Patrol. Eastbound traffic was being diverted to eastbound U.S. 6.
CSP first posted about the crash at 6:20 p.m.
“The engulfed semi was carrying cardboard. The driver able to get out,” CSP posted.
CSP posted around 7:30 p.m. that the fire was out.
Drivers were warned to expect delays. “With some luck,” at least one or two of the eastbound I-70 lanes were expected to be open by 8 p.m., and they reopened nearly a half-hour earlier.
“A tow carrier will be bringing cones & signs to hold lane 3 overnight for the cleanup,” CSP posted.
Drivers were urged to slow down and give crews space.