I-70 lanes shut down by storm | PostIndependent.com

I-70 lanes shut down by storm

Eastbound Interstate 70 was closed for almost two hours Sunday evening when a snowstorm snagged truck traffic at the Hanging Lake Tunnel.

“One guy started sliding and that’s all it took,” said one Colorado Department of Transportation employee at the tunnel.

The sliding car caused trucks to lose momentum on the uphill approach to the tunnel, and CDOT closed the eastbound lanes while the trucks chained up.

“That storm came in so fast and one truck got stuck and it just backed up from there,” said another CDOT employee, transportation maintenance worker Richie Drew.

Eastbound lanes were closed from 6:45 to 8:30 p.m.

No one was injured in the incident.

“Just a bunch of bruised egos,” said Drew.

Slick roads also caused a host of other accidents on area roads Sunday evening.

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