I-70 EB at Eisenhower Tunnel now open after car fire, multiple spinouts | SummitDaily.com

I-70 EB at Eisenhower Tunnel now open after car fire, multiple spinouts

Update 11:05 a.m.: I-70 EB has reopened at the Silverthorne exit. Update 11 a.m.: CO 91 Southbound/Northbound Leadville to Copper (Milemarker 0-22) is now closed due to a multiple-car pileup. Update 9:35 a.m.: I-70 at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnels has been reopened. I-70 EB at the Silverthorne exit remains closed while traffic clears near the tunnel. There are several road closures and traction laws currently in effect as blankets of snow continue to swirl around Summit County. Interstate 70, which was closed briefly this morning at the Eisenhower/Johnson Memorial Tunnel due to a car fire, has been reopened, according to Colin Remillard of the Colorado State Patrol. Highway 6 at Loveland Pass has been closed due to adverse conditions. Additionally, passenger vehicle traction laws are currently in effect on I-70 between Silverthorne and Georgetown, and between Copper Mountain and Vail. All passenger vehicles traveling the roadways are required to have snow or mud/snow tires, use chains or alternative traction devices, or have a four-wheel-drive vehicle. There is also a commercial vehicle chain law currently in effect on CO-9 at Hoosier Pass, along with on I-70 between Bakerville to the tunnel. Update 9:05 a.m.: Dillon Dam Road has reopened. The Colorado State Patrol is reporting Interstate 70 eastbound is closed at milemarker 205 in Silverthorne due to a car fire in the Eisenhower Tunnel and multiple spin outs on the tunnel grade. Expect delays — unknown time for re-open at this point. Loveland Pass and Dillon Dam Road are also closed due to adverse weather conditions. Video of the current situation on I-70 near the tunnel:


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