Friday snowstorm traffic updates: Eagle County non-emergency phone lines not working
06:47 p.m. The main non-emergency phone lines into dispatch for Eagle County are not working at this time. If you are in Wolcott and need to reach dispatch for law, fire or a medical need call 970-479-2204 or 970-479-2205 and be aware that the phone line may ring busy, so you may have to try your call again. As always if you an emergency call 911.
1:33 p.m. Vail pass has reopened eastbound.
1:29 p.m. Vail Pass has closed EB for a safety closure, shortly after reopening following an 18-hour closure that began Thursday evening. Expect delays and avoid the area if possible.
12:19 p.m.: Eastbound Vail Pass has opened following an 18-hour closure that began Thursday evening. The area is still under high avalanche danger. Please drive safely.
11:35 a.m. Friday: All Bustang routes to the Front Range are canceled today.
6:55 p.m. Eastbound Vail Pass is closed due to adverse conditions and safety concerns, and another closure has been scheduled for 7 a.m. on Friday morning.
The Friday morning closure will affect traffic in both directions as crews conduct avalanche mitigation work in the hour. While there is no estimate for duration at this time, avalanche mitigation work can be unpredictable and can take hours.
The Vail area is currently facing high avalanche danger, according to the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, which had Vail as a 4 out of 5 on the danger scale on Thursday.
I-70 EB: Safety closure at Exit 180 – East Vail. Due to adverse conditions. No estimated time to open. Expect extended delays. https://t.co/3DIUUZMVoo— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) February 7, 2020
Another accident at mile marker 176 in Vail has the closure backed up another 4 miles into Main Vail.
This story will be updated.