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Loveland Pass, I-70, Highway 91 reopen after multiple crashes and adverse conditions

Tuesday morning: All roads are reopened with passenger vehicle traction laws in place. This post will no longer be updated.

6:30 p.m. Loveland Pass is closed due to adverse conditions and multiple vehicles sliding off the road, according to CDOT. There is no estimated time for the road to reopen.

5:27 p.m. Interstate 70 eastbound is now open at Silverthorne.

5:11 p.m. Interstate 70 westbound has reopened at the Eisenhower Tunnel, according to CDOT. Eastbound lanes remain closed at Silverthorne.

Highway 91 has also reopened with alternating traffic. Drivers should expect delays.

4:47 p.m. One driver who was hospitalized following a head-on collision on Highway 91 suffered a broken leg, according to Colorado State Patrol spokesperson Colin Remillard. The driver was transported to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center in Frisco following the crash.

The other driver was transported via ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, and their condition is currently unknown.

4:19 p.m. The northbound lane of Colorado Highway 91 has reopened. The southbound lane remains closed.

4:11 p.m. Two drivers were hospitalized following a head-on collision on Colorado Highway 91, according to Summit Fire & EMS spokesperson Steve Lipsher.

Lipsher said two pickup trucks collided head on just south of Copper Mountain. Both drivers had to be extricated from their vehicles, and both suffered serious injuries. One driver was taken via ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

It is unknown where the other driver was transported, and there were no passengers in either car.

Original story:

FRISCO — Sections of Interstate 70 have been closed due to crashes, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Interstate 70 is closed in both directions between Exit 205 at Silverthorne and the Eisenhower Tunnel due to a semitrailer crash, according to Colorado State Patrol spokesperson Colin Remillard. A truck heading westbound lost control and crashed through the center guardrail into the eastbound lane near Silverthorne. One of the truck’s saddle tanks ruptured, spilling diesel onto the highway.

Hazmat response teams with the Colorado State Patrol and Summit Fire & EMS have contained the spill and are working to clean it, Remillard said. He noted it likely would be “quite a while” before the roadway is cleared from the crash.

Remillard said the driver suffered minor injures and was transported to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center.

Colorado Highway 91 is closed in both directions just south of Copper Mountain due to a crash, according to CDOT. Drivers should expect long delays.

Remillard said two cars collided head on and that people in both vehicles were being extricated. The extent of any injuries is unknown.

Passenger vehicle traction laws and commercial chain laws are in place in areas around Summit County, including on Highway 9 south of Breckenridge, on U.S. Highway 6 at Loveland Pass, and on I-70 both east and west of the county.

Motorists should check COTrip.org for information on road conditions, closures and more.


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