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 Post subject: I 70 Re-opened(Incident Closed)
Post Posted: Mar 5, 2019 11:40 am 
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EMERGENCY CLOSURE
I-70 is closed in both directions between Georgetown and the Eisenhower Tunnel due to avalanche control work and snow clean up. A substantial slide is covering all lanes of the highway. Latest reopening estimate 3 to 4pm. U.S. 40 Berthoud Pass is closed as well with latest reopening estimate 3 to 4 pm. Alternate Routes from Summit County: CO 9 to Fairplay, US 285 to Denver


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 Post subject: Re: I 70 Closed
Post Posted: Mar 5, 2019 1:03 pm 
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Video and update on the closures

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 Post subject: Re: I 70 Closed
Post Posted: Mar 5, 2019 1:10 pm 
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Update from CDOT

I-70 is closed in both directions between Georgetown and the Vail Pass due to avalanche control work and snow clean up. A substantial slide is covering all lanes of the highway near Georgetown. Latest reopening estimate 3 to 4pm. Alternate Routes from Summit County: CO 9 to Fairplay, US 285 to Denver.


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 Post subject: Re: I 70 Closed
Post Posted: Mar 5, 2019 3:53 pm 
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CDOT has extended the closure into the evening at this point:

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EMERGENCY CLOSURE
I-70 is closed in both directions between US 40/Empire Junction and the Vail Pass due to avalanche control work and snow clean up operations. A substantial slide is covering all lanes of the highway near Georgetown. Eastbound and westbound closures will extend into the evening. Alternate Routes from Summit County: CO 9 to Fairplay, US 285 to Denver. Westbound alternate route: US 40 to CO 134 to CO 131.
Last Updated: 03/5/2019 1:50 PM


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 Post subject: Re: I 70 Closed
Post Posted: Mar 5, 2019 6:13 pm 
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5:12 Eastbound 1 lane open

Westbound expected to open later


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 Post subject: Re: I 70 Closed
Post Posted: Mar 5, 2019 7:30 pm 
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Per CDOT I-70 is now open in both directions between US40/Empire to Silverthorne:

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I-70 is NOW OPEN in both directions from US 40/Empire to Silverthorne following snow cleanup operations.
Last Updated: 03/5/2019 6:00 PM


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