Colorado Highway 9 reopens after gas line rupture in Silverthorne snarled traffic

The gas-pipe rupture caused traffic to snarl, making it "kind of impossible" to get to Silverthorne or Dillon from Frisco for a brief window Friday morning

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A Summit Fire & EMS is pictured in Silverthorne on Thursday, May 18, 2023.
Ryan Spencer/Summit Daily News

Colorado Highway 9, also known as Blue River Parkway, reopened in Silverthorne on Friday morning, Sept. 29, after a brief closure due to a gas line rupture, according to Summit Fire & EMS.

Sometime after 10 a.m., Summit Fire & EMS posted on Facebook that drivers should avoid going through Silverthorne due to the rupture caused by construction between Annie Road and 11th Street.

Traffic was stopped in both directions for about an hour and combined with other construction delays, including on on east-bound Interstate 70, Summit Fire & EMS said in the post. That meant getting from Frisco to Silverthorne or Dillon “is kind of impossible, even via the Dam Road,” the fire protection district wrote.

The roadway reopened around 11:10 a.m.

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