Winter weather update: Summit Stage bus service resumes, I-70 opens at Vail Pass, hazardous driving and avalanche conditions continue | SummitDaily.com

Winter weather update: Summit Stage bus service resumes, I-70 opens at Vail Pass, hazardous driving and avalanche conditions continue

Update at 10:46 a.m.: Eastbound Interstate 70 has reopened at Vail Pass, according to CDOT.

Update at 9:48 a.m.: Summit Stage operations are expected to resume service at around 10:15 a.m. All routes should be back on their regular schedules at that time.

While bus operations are starting back up, CDOT is urging drivers to continue using caution as high winds throughout the I-70 corridor continue to create low visibility conditions.

Residents and visitors should also be mindful of the avalanche conditions throughout the corridor. The Summit County and Vail region currently has considerable avalanche danger near and above the treeline, and moderate danger below, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center.


Original: Summit County officials sent out an alert at around 8:45 a.m. announcing that the entire Summit Stage bus system is shut down due to extreme weather. Bus service will resume when conditions improve.

The Colorado Department of Transportation also announced a travel alert for the I-70 corridor, with high winds creating dangerous visibility conditions.

Vail Pass eastbound is also closed at this time due to safety concerns.

A snow squall warning is in effect for the Pass and other high country areas until 9:15 a.m., according to the National Weather Service. A winter weather advisory is in effect until 9 a.m. Tuesday for Summit County, with total snow accumulations of 4 to 8 inches, and winds gusting as high as 60 mph.




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