I-70 re-opened over Vail Pass | PostIndependent.com

I-70 re-opened over Vail Pass

VAIL, Colorado ” Interstate 70 re-opened after 10:30 a.m. after a closure in both directions over Vail Pass for avalanche control.

Three other mountain passes were closed Wednesday morning because of blowing snow and icy, snowpacked roads: U.S. 6 over Loveland Pass, U.S. 40 over Berthoud Pass and U.S. 40 over Rabbit Ears Pass.

Crews periodically close mountain roads and trigger avalanches to prevent slides from catching drivers unaware.

The state Department of Transportation said Wednesday that blowing snow and icy, snowpacked roads have made travel difficult in the Colorado high country.

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