VAIL, Colo. — A portion of I-70 was temporarily shut down near Vail Monday because of a rock slide that damaged at least one vehicle.
The slide occurred in the westbound lanes of the interstate near milepost 171 Monday evening, according to the Colorado State Patrol.
Troopers shared a photo on Twitter that showed an SUV damaged by the slide. At least one rock hit the vehicle, tearing a hole in the hood.
#BREAKING I-70 is temporary closed westbound at MP 171 (near Vail) due to rockslide. NO INJURIES, driver and passengers very lucky in one of the cars hit by the rocks. We expect to open the roadway in the next 15 minutes. #cotraffic pic.twitter.com/88dAmUBcIh— CSP Eagle (@CSP_Eagle) March 26, 2019
The driver and passengers were not injured, troopers said.
It wasn’t clear if any other vehicles were damaged in the rock slide.
The interstate was back open shortly after 7 p.m.