An early morning fire involving a tractor-trailer has closed Interstate 70 westbound coming into Colorado from Kansas.
Westbound I-70 is closed between the Kansas border and Burlington. Alternate route advised. pic.twitter.com/HeqQX65yxB
— CSP Limon (@CSP_Limon) October 10, 2022
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.
#I70 westbound: Road closed due to a vehicle fire between the Kansas Border and Exit 438 – Rose Avenue. Use US-24 as an alternate route. https://t.co/c2F69Rtx4L
— Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) October 10, 2022
No time frame on the interstate reopening has been announced.