Eastbound I-70 near Vail reopens after safety closure, traction laws in effect | SummitDaily.com

Eastbound I-70 near Vail reopens after safety closure, traction laws in effect

Summit Daily staff report

UPDATE 12:40 p.m.: The Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened CO 9 at Hoosier Pass. All lanes are open, though CDOT is warning drivers to go slowly with crews still in the area.

UPDATE 11:48 a.m.: The Colorado Department of Transportation announced that CO 9 southbound near Hoosier Pass, between Breckenridge and Alma, is currently closed due to a crash.

UPDATE 11:07 a.m.: The Colorado Department of Transportation announced I-70 eastbound is now open at Exit 176 near Vail following a safety closure earlier this morning.

Commercial vehicle chain laws are currently in effect on CO 91 from Copper Mountain to Leadville, on CO 9 from Breckenridge to Alma and on CO 6 at Loveland Pass. Passenger vehicle traction laws are in effect on I-70 from Silverthorne to Bakerville, and from Copper Mountain to Vail.

UPDATE 8:30 a.m.: The Colorado Department of Transportation announced I-70 EB is now open at Exit 168 Post Blvd near Avon. Minor delays remain in area.

However, at 8:42 a.m., CDOT announced I-70 Eastbound Vail is closed at milemarker 176 due to safety concerns on Vail Pass. No estimated time to open.

Originally story:

Eastbound Interstate 70 is closed at Avon due to a major crash involving multiple injuries.

The Colorado State Patrol in Eagle advised at 6:29 a.m. this morning that I-70 was closed at the Avon exit due to a serious crash in Dowd Junction with multiple injuries. I-70 remains closed at this time, and officials advise using Highway 6 as an alternate route. The closure is at eastbound milemarker 168.

There is currently no expected time of reopening.

The Colorado Department of Transportation is has also posted passenger vehicle traction laws in place at I-70 westbound and eastbound between: Silverthorne and Bakerville (Milemarker 205-221); Vail and Copper Mountain (Milemarker 178-195); CO 9 Southbound / Northbound Hoosier Pass;US 6 Westbound / Eastbound Loveland Pass .


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