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UPDATE: I-70 open near Silverthorne; Loveland Pass, Dillon Dam Road remain closed

6:30 p.m. Interstate 70 near Silverthorne is now open going eastbound, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation road conditions map. The Westbound lane near Georgetown remains closed.

The department has implemented passenger vehicle traction law on I-70 between Silverthorne and mile marker 221, which is 4 miles west of Silver Plume. With the traction law in place, all passenger vehicles driving on the highway must have chains or another traction device.

As of 6:30 p.m. Dillon Dam Road and Loveland Pass were both still close.

4:36 p.m. Interstate 70 is closed in both directions in between Georgetown and Silverthorne, according to a tweet from Colorado State Patrol Troop 4C in Eagle.

The road is closed due to “extremely adverse weather conditions, multiple crashes and spin-outs” according to the tweet.

People driving through the area can use Highway 9 and Highway 40 as alternate routes. However, adverse conditions may exist in those areas as well.

9:30 a.m. Dillon Dam Road and Loveland Pass both closed on Saturday morning.

The Summit County Alert system sent out a message about Dillon Dam Road, which closed at around 8:11 a.m. Loveland Pass closed at 8:32 a.m., according to the Colorado Department of Transportation road conditions map.

The reasoning for both of the closures is low visibility and hazardous conditions from the winter storm.

Both of the roads remained closed as of 9:30 a.m. Saturday. This story will be updated as more information becomes available.


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