I-70 reopens over Vail Pass | VailDaily.com

I-70 reopens over Vail Pass

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Special to the DailyInterstate 70 was closed Tuesday afternoon and evening over Vail Pass due to adverse weather conditions.

VAIL, Colorado – Crews were reopening Interstate 70 at 10 p.m. Tuesday night following a closure of more than five hours.

Westbound I-70 had been reopened, while eastbound lanes were being opened gradually, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

Interstate 70 had been closed westbound and eastbound from mile 180 East Vail to mile 248 near Idaho Springs.

The National Weather Service issued a Winter Storm Warning in effect from noon Tuesday until 6 a.m. Wednesday. The service predicted 8 to 16 inches.

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