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I-70 reopens eastbound in Vail, Silverthorne

Denver television reporter Matt Kroschel was involved in this pile-up at the Eisenhower Tunnel this morning.
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Interstate 70 eastbound has reopened after a crash at the Eisenhower Tunnel involving perhaps 15 vehicles.

The Colorado Department of Transportation has reopened I-70 eastbound at Vail and Silverthorne after cleaning up the mess.

Matt Kroschel, a reporter with CBS 4 in Denver, was involved in the crash but not injured. He reported that conditions were “like an ice rink.”

“I saw brake lights and stuff, and all of a sudden people just started sliding sideways and trying to brake, and all of a sudden people are sideways up here and sit there flying into each other,” one driver told Kroschel.

In addition, U.S. 6 is closed at Loveland Pass because of avalanche risk, CDOT reported.

For up-to-date travel reports, check cotrip.org or the CDOT Twitter account, @ColoradoDOT.

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