EB I-70 in Vail reopens but area sees more closures as hazmat crash snarls traffic Saturday

EB I-70 at Eagle closed Saturday due to hazmat crash; highway has since reopened
Posted at 9:49 PM, Jan 27, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-28 13:14:52-05

UPDATE | Eastbound Interstate 70 at Vail reopened late Friday night after an hours-long closure due to multiple spun-out and stuck vehicles. But traffic is snarled once again Saturday morning after CDOT closed the eastbound lanes at Eagle (mp147) and westbound Wolcott (mp157) due to CMV hazmat involved crash. The highway reopened around 11 a.m. Saturday.

Eastbound I-70 in Vail was closed Friday night due to multiple spun-out and stuck vehicles, Colorado State Patrol said on Twitter. The highway reopened about two hours later.

The closure began at milepost 176. Whiteout conditions were being reported across I-70, Loveland Pass and Berthoud Pass, according to CSP.

"Tonight is not a good night to be in the mountains," the department said. "The snow will be there tomorrow and Sunday."

Around 8 a.m. Saturday, CSP reported a hazmat crash involving a semi in the eastbound lanes near Eagle. The eastbound lanes were once again shut down and traffic diverted onto Highway 6.

The highway reopened around 11 a.m. Saturday.

Exit 133 is open for overnight parking for commercial vehicles. CSP says there are no other parking spots between Glenwood Springs and Denver.

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