Snow still causing problems for motorists |

Snow still causing problems for motorists

Pete Fowler
Post Independent Staff
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado ” The wintry weather that has blasted the area for several days continued to cause havoc with traffic Tuesday.

Around 6:30 p.m., eastbound Interstate 70 in Glenwood Canyon was closed due to multiple accidents. Traffic was diverted into Glenwood Springs.

The highway was closed for a little more than an hour and reopened.

A United Parcel Service semitrailer blocked the eastbound onramp to Interstate 70 at the main Glenwood Springs exit for a little over an hour around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Police Chief Terry Wilson said upset drivers trying to head to the Front Range had to turn around and get on the highway at the West Glenwood Springs exit to get around the semitrailer.

The UPS semitrailer couldn’t make it up the onramp due to snowy roads.

A box-style delivery truck flipped and slid through the median on I-70 and into the opposite side of the highway Tuesday afternoon in West Glenwood Springs, causing more traffic snarls. The driver’s condition wasn’t immediately clear but Wilson said the truck did not get hit by oncoming traffic.

A shuttle bus returning to Glenwood Springs from Sunlight Mountain Resort drove off Four Mile Road Tuesday morning. No passengers were on the bus and the driver was not injured, Sunlight’s general manager Tom Jankovsky said in an e-mail.

He said it looks like the driver got too far to the right side of the road and deep snow caused the bus to travel off the road. The bus stayed upright and a tow truck was on the way around 10:45 a.m.

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