FRISCO, Colo. — Interstate 70 reopened after a possible wind gust knocked out power to the Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnels Sunday afternoon.
Eastbound lanes were closed from the Frisco exit to Loveland Pass. The westbound lanes were closed from Loveland Pass to Frisco. Both directions reopened around 3 p.m.
A CDOT spokesperson said the power inside the tunnels went out just before 1 p.m. The cause of the failure is not known, but it could be wind-related, the spokesperson said.
Before the safety closure, CDOT reported heavy eastbound traffic.
Cameras in the area show traffic was at a standstill. Motorists on Twitter were reporting long delays.
CDOT reported that power was restored around 2 p.m. However, traffic was not allowed through until safety systems were reset.