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I-70 reopened after two pile-ups at Eisenhower Tunnel

Denver television reporter Matt Kroschel was involved in this pile-up at the Eisenhower Tunnel this morning.
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Interstate 70 eastbound was blocked for about three hours today after two crashes near the Eisenhower Tunnel involving a total of about 25 vehicles.

The Colorado Department of Transportation closed I-70 eastbound at Vail while crews cleaned up the mess.

Matt Kroschel, a reporter with CBS 4 in Denver, was involved in the crash but not injured. He reported that conditions were “like an ice rink” in a whiteout. He tweeted shortly after 1 p.m. that the road was reopened.

Kroschel said there were two crashes, the one he was in involving 16 cars and trucks, and the second “down the hill a bit” involving 10 vehicles.  He said on Twitter that three people were being treated — a seven-months pregnant woman, a person with shoulder pain and other with chest pain.

In addition, U.S. 6 was closed at Loveland Pass because of avalanche risk, CDOT reported.

For up-to-date travel reports, check cotrip.org or the CDOT Twitter account, @ColoradoDOT.

Here’s a video Kroschel shot shortly after the crash.


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