WATCH: Controlled avalanche closes I-70 with 8 to 15 feet of snow covering road
Summit Daily News
A controlled avalanche Tuesday at Mt. Bethel had I-70 closed for several hours with eight feet of snow covering the eastbound lane, and 15 feet covering the westbound lane.
A video captured by Travis Gilbertson of Georgetown shows the giant plume of snow pummeling down the Bethel slide path into the roadway.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center captured a blurry, yet powerful video of the slide impacting the road.
The Colorado Avalanche Information Center also captured video from a helicopter of the controlled avalanche along the Disney slide path above Berthoud Pass on US 40.
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, no injuries or cars stuck in either avalanche were reported.
Breckenridge Ski Resort announced Wednesday morning it will remain open for two weekends of spring skiing and riding beyond the resort’s previously-scheduled closing day of this Monday, Memorial Day, May 27.