Avalanche briefly closes Interstate 70 westbound at Eisenhower Tunnel, expect delays
January 12, 2017
UPDATE: UPDATE I-70 WB MM 215 Eisenhower Tunnel open following bank slide clean up, expect delays to remain for this area.
UPDATE: Interstate 70 WB MM 215 traffic held due to avalanche on the west side of Eisenhower Tunnel. Expect delays, no estimated time of reopening.
So far, January has been a month to remember in Summit County resort history. Most of the ski resorts in the I-70 mountain corridor have received 3 to 7 feet of snow in the last week and a half.
Here’s the full breakdown of powder reports on Thursday morning:
- Loveland: 13″
- Arapahoe Basin: 11″
- Breckenridge: 9″
- Copper Mountain: 9″
- Keystone: 6″
- Beaver Creek: 6″
- Vail: 2″ (Blue Sky snow stake shows 6-7″)
Throughout the day we can expect periods of light off-and-on snow. This weekend we will likely have clear, dry conditions.
According to OpenSnow, the storm mass will likely drop down into the Southern regions of the state. During the second half of next week we can expect another storm to ramp up.