Driving snow shuts down segments of I-70 with massive pileup
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.
Friday marked one year since the Silver Creek Fire sparked northwest of Kremmling in Routt National Forest and burned more than 20,120 acres, according to data from the Rocky Mountain Incident Coordination Center.