40-car crash closes Vail Pass | VailDaily.com

40-car crash closes Vail Pass

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Colorado Department of TransportationVail Pass at 12:11 p.m.

VAIL PASS –Multiple car crashes closed Interstate 70 in both directions on Vail Pass around 12:30 p.m. Thursday.

Early reports say up to 40 cars may be involved in one crash and Vail Pass could be closed up to four hours, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

The state patrol says the are multiple crashes, many stuck cars and some jack-knifed tractor-trailers. There are also accidents and cars have slid off the road on the alternate route, Highway 24 between Leadville and Minturn.

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