The Colorado Department of Transportation announced a safety closure over I-70 along Vail Pass due to multiple crashes on Monday afternoon. Additional closures on I-70 and US 6 are also in place as snow continues to blanket the high country.

Update: Safety closures have since been lifted. All roads listed below are now open. 

Traffic is stacking up, with no estimated time of reopening. A safety closure remains in effect for westbound lanes at exit 190. Eastbound lanes of I-70 are also closed at Vail. A detour is currently in place directing motorists to take Frontage Road.

Traffic is at standstill. Photo Credit: CDOT Traffic Cameras. 1:00 PM, 0.7 mi E of Vail Pass Summit
Traffic is at standstill. Photo Credit: CDOT Traffic Cameras. 1:00 PM, 0.7 mi E of Vail Pass Summit

Editor’s Note: Weather conditions and road closures are subject to change. Check CDOT’s Facebook, Twitter (@coloradodot) or cotrip.org for closures and delays on highways and roads across Colorado.

Current [12:52 PM] closures along I-70 are found at mile markers 133 (eastbound Dotsero), 168 (eastbound, east Avon), 173 (eastbound, west Vail), 176 (westbound Vail), 190 (westbound Vail Pass Summit), and 195 (westbound Copper Mountain).

Moderate to heavy snow will continue to fall through Monday evening, with multiple storms likely to bring 20+ inches of new snow to parts of the state this week. A safety closure also remains in effect for US 6 at Loveland Pass, located between mile marker 220 and 229, due to adverse weather conditions.

Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) are required to stage in Dotsero parking area due to multiple closures along I-70, particularly at mile marker 133.
Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) are required to stage in Dotsero parking area due to multiple closures along I-70, particularly at mile marker 133.

Check CDOT’s Facebook, Twitter (@coloradodot) or cotrip.org for closures and delays on highways and roads across Colorado.

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