Westbound I-70 reopened, 1 lane eastbound open near Eagle

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Wildfire near Eagle off I-70 (photo from Colorado State patrol)

EAGLE, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE (6:51 p.m.): One eastbound lane of Interstate 70 is open following a full closure due to a wildfire.

UPDATE (5:21 p.m.): CDOT said westbound Interstate 70 has reopened while eastbound remains closed due to wildfire activity.

ORIGINAL: Colorado State Patrol and Colorado Department of Transportation have closed both directions of Interstate 70 between Eagle and Gypsum due to a wildfire.

Strong winds are blowing the blaze toward the highway and creating heavy smoke causing difficult visibility.

CSP posted video of the wildfire: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1RDGlPaDarEGL

No estimated time to reopen has been given.

This is a breaking story. Check back for updates.

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