I-70 reopened after closure for vehicles, semitrucks stuck in snow

VAIL, Colo. — Interstate 70 reopened early Thursday afternoon after a portion of the freeway was closed for several hours.

The highway was closed over Vail Pass and on the climb to the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels because of adverse driving conditions.

Eastbound lanes were closed in Vail and Silverthorne about 7:30 a.m. because of stuck passenger vehicles and commercial vehicles.

It’s not known if there were any injuries.

Westbound lanes were later closed in Vail because of safety concerns.

The interstate reopened in Silverthorne just before 11 a.m. Vail Pass was entirely reopened early Thursday afternoon, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Heavy snow was falling in the mountains as part of a strong spring storm bringing beneficial moisture to the state.

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