Thursday traffic updates: Loveland Pass, eastbound I-70 closed at Silverthorne and Vail |

Thursday traffic updates: Loveland Pass, eastbound I-70 closed at Silverthorne and Vail

5:57 p.m. Eastbound I-70 has closed at Exit 205 at Silverthorne.

4:09 p.m. Eastbound I-70 has reopened at Exit 205 at Silverthorne.

3:27 p.m. Loveland Pass is expected to be closed for the night, according to a spokesperson with CDOT.

3:04 p.m.: Eastbound I-70 has also been closed west of Exit 205, according to the town of Silverthorne. Local traffic heading east from Frisco to Silverthorne should take an alternative route.

2:24 p.m. Poor conditions on roadways in the area continue to cause headaches for motorists.

In addition to the closure on Loveland Pass, CDOT has also closed eastbound Interstate 70 at Vail Pass due to safety concerns, and at Silverthorne due to a crash on the east side of the tunnel.

There is no estimated time for the roads to reopen.

Original story

Officials have closed U.S. Highway 6 at Loveland Pass following a head-on crash between two semitrailers, according to Colorado State Patrol.

Troopers are responding to the crash site along with crews from Summit Fire & EMS and the Colorado Department of Transportation.

No injuries have been reported, and no hazardous materials were released, according to State Patrol spokesman Colin Remillard. Remillard noted that the big concern among officials is the trucks’ position in an avalanche path, and crews are working to get them out of the roadway as fast as possible.

The road is expected to be closed for an extended period of time.

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