Driving snow shuts down segments of I-70 with massive pileup | CraigDailyPress.com

Driving snow shuts down segments of I-70 with massive pileup

Craig Press Staff Report

Harsh winter conditions have shut down portions of I-70.

Winter weather has forced multiple closures of Interstate 70 across Colorado Saturday.

Vail Daily reported Saturday afternoon that Vail Pass is closed at eastbound I-70 at mile marker 176 near Main Vail. A safety closure is also in place at Exit 180, East Vail.

Likewise, Summit Daily reported that due to “numerous spin-outs, accidents and generally dangerous conditions due to blowing snow and wind” have forced a safety closure on I-70’s eastbound section at Exit 203.

A massive, dozen-plus car pileup occurred around 1:30 p.m. on I-70 eastbound before Exit 205.

Summit also reported Friday afternoon of a closure of the highway near Silverthorne. The road was eventually re-opened, though nearby Highway 6 along Loveland Pass remained closed overnight.

Updates on road conditions from Colorado Department of Transportation are available at cotrip.org.