Slippery conditions cause accidents, road closures |

Slippery conditions cause accidents, road closures

SUMMIT COUNTY – The snowy, wet weather caused a slew of accidents and road closures across Summit County Tuesday afternoon. There were three separate accidents on County Road 502 near Boreas Pass, just outside Breckenridge, according to Colorado State Patrol Trooper Jason Bachman.Bachman said there was a one car rollover, another car hit a tree and a third car hit another parked vehicle.According to Bachman, there was another rollover on Highway 9 near the new hospital site in Frisco and a single vehicle accident near the Eisenhower Tunnel.Bachman did not know of any injuries involved in any of the accidents.Meanwhile, the westbound lanes of Interstate 70 at the Copper Mountain exit were closed from 2:45 p.m. until 4:30 p.m. due to a jack-knifed semi truck.Vail Pass closed Tuesday for the first time this season. The westbound lanes were closed for about 20 minutes after a tanker and a semi truck collided, said Bachman.The eastbound lanes of the pass were closed at 4:30 p.m., for about an hour, mostly due to stranded semi-trucks and slick road conditions.Bachman said often times, the closures result from truck drivers neglecting to stop and chain up, then losing control or getting stuck in the snow.- Eagle County correspondent Cliff Thompson contributed to this story

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