I-70 closures in Eagle County cause commuter backups Wednesday morning
UPDATE (9:00 a.m.): The closure in West Vail has been reduced to a single-lane closure, according to CDOT. The safety closure in Eagle was lifted shortly after 8 a.m., please drive safely.
Overnight snowfall and freezing temperatures are contributing to some backups for Eagle Valley commuters Wednesday morning. In West Vail, I-70 eastbound at milemarker 173 is closed due to a crash, according to EC Alerts. Traffic can get through by using the Frontage roads.
Down valley, an EC Alert sent at approximately 7:43 a.m announced a safety closure on I-70 eastbound at milemarker 147 near Eagle due to a crash. The road reopened shortly after 8 a.m.
There is no estimated time for reopening for the West Vail closure.
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