Vail Pass open in both directions |

Vail Pass open in both directions

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Preston Utley/Vail DailyA group of truck drivers prepare to put chains on their tires Friday in Vail. Vail Pass reopened around lunchtime after being closed for almost a day.

VAIL, Colorado ” Vail Pass reopened in both directions Friday afternoon after crashes, blizzard had closed freeway for nearly 24 hours.

All other stretches of I-70 between Vail and Denver are open, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation’s Web site.

Highway 24 to Leadville as well as Highway 91 ” Fremont Pass ” are open.

Motorists and truckers stranded Thursday night stayed in emergency shelters in Vail.

Vail Mountain reported 12 inches of new snow Friday morning, with Beaver Creek claiming 8.

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