The Colorado Department of Transportation said a planned safety closure will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday for Interstate 70 over Vail Pass.
The closure is for winter maintenance operations.
CDOT said the closure will last into the afternoon, depending on conditions. Vail Pass has since reopened
The eastbound closure point was exit 176 in Vail with a commerce motor vehicle closure at exit 180. The closure point for westbound traffic was exit 195 at Copper Mountain.
All real-time updates are posted on COtrip.org.