Truck fire backs up WB I-80 at Canyon Way in Colfax

5:42 AM, Jul 2, 2012   |    comments
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COLFAX, CA - The westbound direction of Interstate 80 was closed at Canyon Way in Colfax Monday morning after a trailer truck caught fire.

According to initial California Highway Patrol reports, Placer County firefighters responded to the fire around 4:28 a.m. to find the truck ablaze with its tires exploding.

The westbound side of the interstate was closed at Canyon Way where traffic was being diverted to Weimar Rd. during firefighting and cleanup efforts.

The interstate was expected to remain closed for five to six hours, according to CHP reports.

No details were released on any injuries.

The eastbound direction of Interstate 80 was open as of 5:30 a.m.

UPDATE: One lane of the interstate was reopened as of 6:00 a.m.


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