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April 15, 2013
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Vail Pass reopens in both directions

Update, 7 p.m.: Eastbound Vail Pass has reopened.

Update, 5:30 p.m.: Westbound Vail Pass has reopened.

VAIL, Colorado - Both directions of I-70 are currently closed on Vail Pass due to accidents, adverse weather and avalanche potential.

There is no ETA to reopen and due to the forecast for continued snowfall. this could be a long-term closure, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Also, U.S. 40 Berthoud Pass is closed overnight due to avalanche potential.

Even with cars sliding off roads all over the High Country, authorities reported no injuries or fatal crashes, said Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.

Shelters for stranded travelers are available in Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road, and Edwards Interfaith Chapel, 32138 US Hwy 6. For more information, go to cotrip.org.

Current highway closures

Eastbound I-70 from east Vail (mile marker 180) to Copper Mountain (mile marker 195)

Westbound I-70 from Copper Mountain (mile marker 195) to east Vail (mile marker 180)

US 40/Berthoud Pass is closed due to adverse weather conditions and will remain closed overnight. There is no estimated time of reopening.-

US 6/Loveland Pass is closed to all traffic.-

Eastbound State Highway 24 is closed to commercial vehicles from Dowd Junction to Copper Mountain.-

State Highway 91 is closed to commercial vehicles from the I-70 intersection to Leadville.

This story will be updated.


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The VailDaily Updated Apr 15, 2013 10:17PM Published Apr 15, 2013 05:21PM Copyright 2013 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.