Winter storm warning issued for High Country |

Winter storm warning issued for High Country

A winter storm warning was issued for the High Country after a storm brought up to a foot of snow and wind gusts up to 80 mph Wednesday night.

The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) closed Loveland Pass, forcing trucks carrying hazardous materials to be rerouted through the Eisenhower Tunnel at the top of each hour. Semis throughout the Interstate 70 corridor had to abide by chain laws.

CDOT also closed westbound I-70 from Copper Mountain Resort to east Vail because high winds created whiteout conditions. That closure was lifted at 9:40 a.m. Several cars were reported to have slid off the county’s highways throughout the morning.

Other closures included Hoosier Pass and the Dillon Dam Road.

Intermitent power outages were reported throughout the night in Blue River and Breckenridge.

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