Westbound Interstate 70 closed at Copper Mountain; eastbound closed at Vail Pass

Westbound I-70

A tweet posted by the Colorado Department of Transportation notified drivers that westbound Interstate 70 was closed at the Eisenhower Tunnel as of 6:35 p.m. Sunday.

Later in the evening, two more closures were announced.

About an hour after the initial closure at Eisenhower Tunnel, things were moving again. CDOT added that a traction law remains in place.

The initial tweets said the interstate closed due to multiple crashes but there was no elaboration.

Shortly later in the evening, CDOT tweeted about a westbound I-70 closure at Copper Mountain, mile marker 195.

This closure was also due to multiple crashes, according to CDOT. Drivers should expect an extended closure.

And just five minutes later CDOT tweeted that eastbound I-70 was closed at Vail Pass, mile marker 180. That closure was also due to “slide offs and crashes.”

These events are quickly changing and we will continue to update this page as they develop.