Vail Pass reopens in both directions |

Vail Pass reopens in both directions

Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado
Motorists need to be prepared for possibly heavy snow and strong winds this weekend.

Update, 7 p.m.: Eastbound Vail Pass has reopened.

Update, 5:30 p.m.: Westbound Vail Pass has reopened.

VAIL, Colorado – Both directions of I-70 are currently closed on Vail Pass due to accidents, adverse weather and avalanche potential.

There is no ETA to reopen and due to the forecast for continued snowfall. this could be a long-term closure, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Also, U.S. 40 Berthoud Pass is closed overnight due to avalanche potential.

Even with cars sliding off roads all over the High Country, authorities reported no injuries or fatal crashes, said Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado State Patrol.

Shelters for stranded travelers are available in Vail Municipal Building, 75 S. Frontage Road, and Edwards Interfaith Chapel, 32138 US Hwy 6. For more information, go to

Current highway closures

Eastbound I-70 from east Vail (mile marker 180) to Copper Mountain (mile marker 195)

Westbound I-70 from Copper Mountain (mile marker 195) to east Vail (mile marker 180)

US 40/Berthoud Pass is closed due to adverse weather conditions and will remain closed overnight. There is no estimated time of reopening.-

US 6/Loveland Pass is closed to all traffic.-

Eastbound State Highway 24 is closed to commercial vehicles from Dowd Junction to Copper Mountain.-

State Highway 91 is closed to commercial vehicles from the I-70 intersection to Leadville.

This story will be updated.

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