Avalanche briefly closes Interstate 70 westbound at Eisenhower Tunnel; expect delays
UPDATE: UPDATE I-70 WB MM 215 Eisenhower Tunnel open following bank slide clean up, expect delays to remain for this area.
UPDATE: Interstate 70 WB MM 215 traffic held due to avalanche on the west side of Eisenhower Tunnel. Expect delays, no estimated time of reopening.
So far, January has been a month to remember in Summit County resort history. Most of the ski resorts in the I-70 mountain corridor have received 3 to 7 feet of snow in the last week and a half.
Here’s the full breakdown of powder reports on Thursday morning:
Arapahoe Basin: 11″
Copper Mountain: 9″
Beaver Creek: 6″
Vail: 2″ (Blue Sky snow stake shows 6-7″)
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It’s fitting that Eagle County is proceeding through its reopening phases of COVID-19 in an analogy to ski run difficulties — green to blue to black. Monday marks the transition from the green beginner phase to the blue intermediate phase.