Chain-up service starts in Vail this weekend |

Chain-up service starts in Vail this weekend

VAIL, Colorado ” Drivers who don’t want to install their own tire chains in bad weather can hire someone to do it for them starting this weekend on Interstate 70, including in Vail, Colorado.

Vendors can set up shop at 21 places along the mountainous 85-mile stretch between Denver and Vail under a state Department of Transportation pilot program.

CDOT designated three companies as preferred vendors to offer the service: Ski Country Shell and Towing of Frisco, C2H2 of Englewood and Mile High Roadside of Thornton.

State law allows highway officials to require chains in bad conditions. The chain law is often put in force on I-70, which reaches 10,600 feet above sea level at Vail Pass and more than 11,000 feet at the Eisenhower Tunnel.

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