Fire Temporarily Closes Portion Of I-70

May 9, 2013

The State Highway Patrol says the eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 near West Jefferson have now been reopened after a tractor-trailer fire this morning forced their closure.

The fire stopped traffic on 70 east of Route 142. No injuries are reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. It happened in the same area as a fire on Wednesday that sparked a fatal multi-vehicle crash. Two people were killed when a semi ran into two cars and another tractor-trailer that were stopped because of the fire.