*Updated – CDOT announced the re-opening of I-70 between Denver and the high country at 10:30 a.m., with Vail Pass remaining closed for avalanche control work.
Late winter storm hits I-70 corridor and Front Range
By Summit Voice
SUMMIT COUNTY — The storm that rolled into the area late Wednesday night has left the high country partially cut off, with dangerous avalanche conditions in the backcountry.
Both I-70 and Loveland Pass closed early Thursday morning.I-70 eastbound was closed between Vail Pass and the Eisenhower Tunnel and westbound at the C-470 junction. Check www.CoTrip.org for updates.
In Summit County, the Breckenridge Free Ride and Summit Stage told riders to expect possible delays on many routes.
A winter storm warning is in effect through 11 a.m. Thursday. Snow totals ranged between 6 to 12 inches for the north-central mountains, with lesser amounts farther north, south and west. A-Basin reported 9 inches of snow (14 inches in the past 48 hours), with 7 inches at Winter Park and Loveland, 12 inches at Eldora, 9 inches at Echo Mountain and 5 inches at Breckenridge. Continue reading
Filed under: avalanches, climate and weather, Snow and weather, Summit County snow and weather | Tagged: avalanche danger, avalanche warning, Colorado, Colorado snow, Colorado winter storm, I-70 closed, Summit County snow | Leave a comment »