I-70 reopens after crashes; Traction law enacted

Posted at 9:11 PM, Mar 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-30 07:40:57-04

Interstate 70 has reopened between Copper Mountain and Vail.

CDOT reported that stretch closed late Tuesday because of multiple crashes. There was one report of a jackknifed semi and several crashes, according to Trooper Nate Reid with the Colorado state patrol.

There weren't any reports of serious injuries.

Around 10:20 p.m. the State Patrol tweeted that eastbound lanes were open. The westbound lanes opened shortly after.

The Colorado Department of Transportation enacted the traction law between Silverthorn and the Eisenhower Tunnel, which means all passenger vehicles are required to have snow tires or chains.

Snow is moving through the mountains and into the Denver area. More traffic impacts are possible.