Power outage, snow lead to closures, lengthy delays on I-70 in mountains

Posted at 7:26 AM, Oct 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-02 10:14:59-04

GEORGETOWN, Colo. – Wintry conditions and a power outage were leading to lengthy delays on I-70 through the mountains Monday morning.

The Colorado Department of Transportation closed the highway at Georgetown at about 2:30 a.m. due to a power outage at the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels. The closure lasted several hours and led to a long line of cars parked on the roadway.

Traffic was moving through the tunnels again by 8 a.m.

Traffic also was stopped at Vail as falling snow created treacherous driving conditions. That section of highway was reopened around 7 a.m.