Semi-truck fire closes eastbound Interstate 80 in Summit County | ParkRecord.com

Semi-truck fire closes eastbound Interstate 80 in Summit County

A semi-truck that caught fire closed eastbound Interstate 80 at the Silver Creek junction Wednesday morning, causing significant congestion in a commute already impacted by snowy conditions.

According to the Utah Highway Patrol, the semi-truck caught fire near the U.S. 40 interchange at roughly 7:30 a.m. The incident closed the interstate and the ramp to U.S. 40. The ramp and left lane were reopened shortly after, and the entire interstate was opened around 10:10 a.m.

Traffic on eastbound I-80 was seen backed up as far as Jeremy Ranch as commuters dealt with the closure, as well as backups on the Kimball Junction interchange due to the weather.