A semi-truck hauling a trailer full of cars caught fire Monday afternoon – sparking a massive blaze that shut down westbound traffic on I-70.
SEE VIDEO OF THE FIRE IN THE PLAYER ABOVE
The fire occurred after 6 p.m. near the 98-mile marker on I-70 WB, just east of Mt. Comfort.
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INDOT said traffic was expected to be affected until at least 7:30 p.m.
I-70 MM 98.3 EB near Mt Comf/mile 98 All lanes slow <= 45 mins due to a traffic hazard
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The cause of the fire wasn't immediately known.