CDOT closes Loveland Pass after semi strikes power pole |

CDOT closes Loveland Pass after semi strikes power pole

BRECKENRIDGE – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) officials closed Loveland Pass for a half-hour Thursday afternoon after a semi struck a power pole, bringing live electrical wires down into the nearby forest.

Officials at the Eisenhower Tunnel opened the tunnel to allow trucks carrying hazardous materials to pass through. Under normal circumstances, those vehicles must use Loveland Pass.

Fire crews moved the live lines from the roadway and cel Energy worked Thursday afternoon to repair the damage.

CDOT crews have been busy this summer restriping and repaving sections of Highway 6 through Keystone and up to Loveland Pass.

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