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Multiple crashes along I-70 in Eagle County, slick conditions and poor visibility reported

Authorities reminding drivers to slow down, move over
I-70 near Vail_Jan 13 2019
Posted at 9:10 AM, Jan 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-13 17:35:45-05

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities are responding to multiple crashes along the I-70 corridor in Eagle County.

Closures near Vail and Dowd Junction on I-70 had reopened by 3:30 p.m. but U.S. 6 was still closed at Loveland Pass.

Drivers on I-70 should expect slick conditions and poor visibility in this area, especially in the dark. This also makes responding to these crashes dangerous for firefighters, according to Eagle River Fire.

They are reminding drivers to slow down and move over to ensure all crews are safe on the roads.

Denver7 Traffic Reporter Jayson Luber has recently seen an uptick of reports of drivers hitting emergency vehicles on the side of the road, and has watched as drivers don't move over while passing emergency vehicles. These vehicles now routinely park in a way to block multiple lanes around a crash to protect the first responders.

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