I-70 at EB167 re-opened, please drive safely | VailDaily.com

I-70 at EB167 re-opened, please drive safely

EAGLE-VAIL — One person is dead after multiple accidents closed Interstate 70 early Friday morning, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Two separate accidents involved multiple vehicles as roads turned icy and snowpacked, said Trooper Tim Schaefer, public information officer with the Colorado State Patrol.

“We’re asking people to be cautious,” Schaefer said.

The first call came in at 6:42 a.m. from the local dispatchers. Eastbound I-70 was closed and traffic was diverted around the accidents, Schaefer said.

The CSP did not know how long it would be closed.

No word was immediately available about the fatality or other injuries, Schaefer said.