Crashes close I-70 in Avon, Minturn
Avon, CO Colorado
AVON – Multiple car accidents have closed Interstate 70 at the Avon interchange.
Earlier in the morning, authorities said accidents had blocked the eastbound lanes near Minturn.
A handful of people had already come into Vail Discount Tires in Eagle-Vail this week to remove their snow tires for the season, store manager Bill Britt said.
“I actually told a couple people yesterday when we were doing it: ‘You do realize it’s going to snow?'” Britt said.
Snow began falling overnight and is expected to continue throughout the day. The National Weather Forecast for Friday for Vail is 3 to 7 inches of snow. Another 3 inches could fall tonight before the snow tapers off Saturday.