Powder day at Vail, Beaver Creek
Vail, CO Colorado
VAIL, Colorado – Vail Mountain reported 11 inches of new snow Friday morning after a spring storm moved through the area Thursday.
Beaver Creek reported 8 inches Friday.
Interstate 70 over Vail Pass is open again after an accident involving more than two dozen vehicles kept the highway closed.
The Colorado State Patrol says a semitrailer going westbound on Thursday afternoon jackknifed and hit the median, causing a chain reaction of crashes in snowy weather. Troopers say one person was seriously injured and five to six others had moderate or minor injuries.
Both directions of the highway were closed for hours Thursday, and several dozen people spent the night at a shelter that the Salvation Army set up at the Vail Municipal Building.
Vail Pass was icy and snowy Friday morning but was open to traffic.
An additional 2 to 4 inches of snowfall is expected to fall in the Vail area Friday, bringing total storm totals to 12 to 24 inches, the National Weather Service said.
Visibility may be poor today, and travel may be hazardous, the agency said.