I-70 closed near Kansas border due to vehicle fire


An early morning fire involving a tractor-trailer has closed Interstate 70 westbound coming into Colorado from Kansas.

The fire happened just east of Burlington, the Colorado Department of Transportation reported first about 5 a.m., and has closed the interstate for about 11 miles from the Rose Avenue exit in Burlington to the Kansas border.

The Colorado DOT advised drivers to use Old U.S. 24 as an alternate route and expect delays in the area.

No time frame on the interstate reopening has been announced.


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