Both directions of I-70 reopen after closing for poor road conditions, crashes

SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. — Interstate 70 was closed in both directions because of poor road conditions and crashes on Tuesday morning, the Colorado State Patrol said.

Westbound I-70 was closed about 7 a.m. at the Eisenhower Tunnel and the closure was later extended to Georgetown about 45 minutes later. The lanes reopened at 9 a.m.

Eastbound I-70 was closed about 8 a.m. two miles east of Silverthorne because of poor road conditions and spun-out vehicles. It reopened about an hour later.

The CSP did not say how many crashes there were or how many vehicles are involved. There was no word on injuries.

Chain laws were also in effect for semitruck drivers on the interstate.