Interstate Re-Opens in Colorado After Multiple Crashes Due to Snow
Interstate 70 in Summit County, Colorado is open again after deteriorating weather conditions caused multiple crashes. Snow has been falling in the higher elevations of the Rocky Mountains since Wednesday.
Eastbound I-70 was closed from Silverthorne to the Eisenhower and Johnson tunnels due to multiple crashes on Thursday.
EB I-70 closed Silverthorne-Eisenhower Johnson Tunnels b/c accidents & conditions;No reopen time
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) October 22, 2015
The Colorado Department of Transportation decided to close I-70 due to the weather conditions and number of crashes.
A passenger bus was stuck near Silverthorne due to the closure. According to a tweet by ‘Ride Bustang’, the bus was heading to Denver.
West Line bus is stuck near Silverthorne b/c of I-70 Eastbound closure. We will post updates as we receive them. https://t.co/4HrqMgH4UH
— Ride Bustang (@RideBustang) October 22, 2015
Around 12:30 p.m. MDT, the wrecks were all cleared, and all lanes on eastbound I-70 were reopened about two miles east of the Eisenhower and Johnson tunnels.
A Winter Weather Advisory continues for parts of Colorado through Friday evening.
For WeatherNation: Meteorologist, Monica Cryan
(Headline image: CDOT)