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I-70 reopens in high country

Posted: 3:10 PM, Apr 05, 2016
Updated: 2016-04-05 23:45:42-04
I-70 reopens in high country

Interstate 70 is open in the high country after closures in Georgetown, Eisenhower Tunnel, Copper and Vail on Tuesday afternoon.

At 6:05 p.m., the Colorado Department of Transportation said it was closing westbound I-70 from Georgetown to the Eisenhower Tunnel because of multiple crashes. The highway reopened at 7:22 p.m., according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Three hours earlier, CDOT closed I-70 in both directions from Silverthorne to the Eisenhower Tunnel. It reopened at 6 p.m.

Dillon Fire Rescue said there were 29 different vehicles involved in wrecks between Silverthorne and the tunnel.

 

LDFR Capt. @Jason Bell just transmitted these photos from the carnage up on Interstate 70. The road probably will be...

Posted by Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue on  Tuesday, April 5, 2016

I-70 was closed in both directions between Copper Mountain and Vail at 3:19 p.m. Westbound I-70 reopened at Copper Mountain at 5:20 p.m. The eastbound side reopened at 6:20 p.m.

It is snowy in the mountains and the roads are icy and snowpacked.

I-70 was also closed this morning because of crashes in the Vail area .

Get the latest traffic alerts on CDOT's website .

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