Portion of I-70 reopens

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SEVIER COUNTY -- Part of Interstate 70 in Central Utah has reopened after being closed due to a wildfire that picked up a lot of momentum.

Tuesday the Twitchell fire burned 6,000 acres, putting the total acreage at 17,000.

Part of Interstate 70 remains closed Wednesday morning between Sevier and the I-15 junction due to heavy smoke from the fire.

UDOT says westbound I-70 from mile post 1 to mile post 28 is fully open. The eastbound right lane remains closed. Eastbound traffic was being re-routed north on I-15 to Highway 50, then east to I-70 in Salina.

Officials say the closure will stay in effect until the threat is gone.

A voluntary evacuation order was in place for the area surrounding Fremont Indian State Park near Richfield.


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