Semi-truck fire closes eastbound Interstate 80 in Summit County
January 16, 2019
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.
The left lane is now open on I-80 EB below U.S. Hwy 40, but we may see intermittent closures as crews work to remove the damaged trailer. pic.twitter.com/A65SJodhhc
— Utah Highway Patrol (@UTHighwayPatrol) January 16, 2019