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I-70 eastbound temporarily closes near Green River after semitruck catches fire

By Liesl Nielsen | Posted - Mar. 1, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.

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GREEN RIVER, Emery County — Authorities temporarily closed I-70 eastbound after a semitruck caught fire near Green River in Emery County Wednesday afternoon.

The Utah Department of Transportation responded to the fire around 1 p.m. after receiving reports of a semitruck on fire 15 miles west of Green River.

Police closed I-70 eastbound and reopened it two hours later.

The driver and a passenger of the semitruck were both able to get out safely. Investigators will work to determine how the fire started.

Liesl is a reporter at, section editor of KSL Tech and a student at Brigham Young University. You can email her at and follow her on Twitter at @liesl_nielsen.


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