Winter weather on Tuesday morning causes Dillon Dam, U.S. Highway 6, I-70 road closures |

Winter weather on Tuesday morning causes Dillon Dam, U.S. Highway 6, I-70 road closures

A graphic issued on Nov. 28, 2022 shows how much snow parts of Summit County are to get in the next few hours.
US National Weather Service Denver, Boulder Colorado/Courtesy photo

8:44 a.m., Nov. 30: As of 6:24 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 30, the Dillon Dam has been reopened. U.S. Highway 6 is also open, as is Interstate 70.

3:02 p.m.: I-70 eastbound lanes at Exit 205 are closed due to safety concerns. Both lanes of U.S. Highway 6 between mile markers 222 to 228 are also closed. The stretch is from Insterstate 70 to Loveland Pass.

12:55 p.m.: Loveland Pass has been reopened.

8:54 a.m.: According to the US National Weather Service Denver/Boulder Colorado, the snow forecast for Monday, Nov. 28, through Tuesday, Nov. 29, is about 4 to 6 inches for Silverthorne. Vail Pass is expected to get 6 to 9 inches while the Eisenhower Tunnel will reportedly get 8 to 10 inches.

This storm is just one of three expected to hit Summit County this week. Summit County will remain under a winter weather advisory until the storm system moves out of the area around 11 a.m. on Tuesday, according to National Weather Service reports. The storm will bring wind gusts as strong as 35 mph in the valley and up to 45 mph on mountain passes and areas above 9,000 feet in elevation. Meteorologists say roads will be slick until Tuesday afternoon. 

8:48 a.m.: On Tuesday, Nov. 29, a winter weather advisory was in place for Summit County, and the weather prompted multiple road closures, some of which started the night before.

At 9:33 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, Ski Hill Road and Skicrest Lane were closed. Later that night, at 2:15 a.m., Dillon Dam Road closed.

Major throughways were impacted too. At around 11:45 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 28, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced that U.S. Highway 6 was closed between mile markers 222 to 228. The stretch is from Insterstate 70 to Loveland Pass.

As of 8:33 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 29, Loveland Pass was still closed. The alert says that the road is closed due to safety concerns and that hazmat vehicles are to stop at Eisenhower Tunnel. They will run at the top of the hour or as traffic allows.

Interstate 70 was impacted too, though the highway has since been reopened. CDOT reported that eastbound lanes on I-70 were closed between Exit 180 and Exit 190, which is from East Vail to Vail Pass. The closure occurred at 6:42 a.m. though the lanes were reopened at around 8:15 a.m.

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