Lemons spill onto I-70 after truck fire, causing extended closure for cleanup

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) – Update 10:45 p.m. All lanes on eastbound I-70 near U.S. 6 have reopened.

Update 7:20 p.m. Colorado State Patrol said the right shoulder along Interstate 70 eastbound near U.S. 6 will remain blocked overnight, as cleanup continues on a truck fire.

ORIGINAL: Lemons spilled onto Interstate 70 and caused an extended closure Wednesday afternoon after a freight truck caught fire on the roadway.

Firefighters continued to extinguish flames about 4 p.m., about a half-hour after the truck burst into fire and dumped its lemon haul across the eastbound lanes of I-70, according to Colorado State Patrol.

Both lanes of eastbound I-70 at exit 261 (U.S. 6/6th Ave.) were closed for cleanup. CSP said an extended closure is expected, with detours in place.

CSP said the driver was uninjured.

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