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I-70 at Vail Pass reopens as snow piles up in Eagle County

I-70 at Vail Pass closed eastbound and westbound at 10 a.m. Thursday for avalanche mitigation, according to an EC Alert sent at approximately 8:34 a.m. The road has now reopened.

Snowy conditions are expected to continue throughout the day, according to the National Weather Service in Grand Junction, with a 70% chance of precipitation between 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and a 30% chance in the early evening, “mainly before 7 p.m.”

The Vail and Summit region, as well as most of western Colorado are under a Considerable Level-3 for dangerous avalanche conditions Thursday.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center/Courtesy image

The Vail-Summit area is currently at a Level-3 Considerable for dangerous avalanche conditions below, at and above treeline, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. A human-triggered slide occurred on Uneva Peak, near the Vail Pass area, on Dec. 10, according to the CAIC’s field reports.



A human-triggered avalanche occurred on Dec. 10 on Uneva Peak, near the Vail Pass area.
Colorado Avalanche Information Center/Courtesy image

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