TRAVEL ALERT: I-70 closed between Vail and Frisco due to avalanche, ruptured gas line
An avalanche near the Conoco station at Copper Mountain has ruptured a natural-gas line.
Interstate 70 is currently closed between Frisco and Vail. In addition, Colorado 91 is closed between Leadville and Copper and is not a suitable alternate route, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation. Crews are on scene.
Travelers are advised to expect long delays, or take alternative routes, according to CDOT’s cotrip.org site.
Snow just keeps on truck’n! At Copper Mountain where I-70 is closed due to another avalanche coving the road. Detour over 91 through Leadville is slow going with spun out vehicles. @9NEWS @9NEWSWeather #9news pic.twitter.com/dDaLUH2FGt
— Matt Renoux (@MattRenoux) March 7, 2019
I-70 is shutdown on I-70 between Copper Mountain and Vail because of an avalanche. The number of semis and cars stuck waiting on I-70 keeps growing. If you’re headed this way, I’d stay home until the interstate opens. It could take a *long* time to get the interstate open pic.twitter.com/VhHnBMCoVF
— Emily Allen FOX31 (@EmilyAReports) March 7, 2019
All eastbound commercial vehicles are being required to stage at Dotsero, Exit 133.
This story will be updated as more information is available.