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 Post subject: Heavier Traffic on 285 Due To I-70 Closure(Incident Closed)
Post Posted: Mar 5, 2019 2:41 pm 
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Expect heavier traffic on 285 this afternoon due to the recent I-70 closure for avalanche control work. Per CDOT at 1:02pm:

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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. Latest reopening estimate 3 to 4pm for EB lanes, 9 to 11 pm for WB lanes. Alternate Routes from Summit County: CO 9 to Fairplay, US 285 to Denver.
Last Updated: 03/5/2019 1:02 PM


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Post Posted: Mar 5, 2019 3:50 pm 
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Continued heavier than normal traffic on 285 due to extension of closing on I-70 per CDOT:

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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 Posted: Mar 5, 2019 7:32 pm 
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I-70 has now re-opened per CDOT:

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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


Expect some heavy traffic on 285 to continue into tonight.


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