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CDOT: I-70 reopens in both direction after accident cleanup


Westbound traffic was at a standstill on I-70 near Georgetown on the morning of March 7, 2014, after CDOT shut down the interstate’s eastbound due to multiple accidents. CDOT also shutdown westbound lanes on I-70 at Silverthrone. (Photo: CDOT)

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GEORGETOWN, Colo. — I-70 was closed in both directions on Friday morning due to rain and snow that led to a series of crashes near Georgetown and the Eisenhower Tunnel, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

As of 11:45 a.m., CDOT confirmed that the interstate’s westbound lanes were closed at Georgetown and that eastbound lanes were closed from Silverthorne to the Eisenhower Tunnel.

At 1 p.m., CDOT tweeted that I-70 eastbound from Siverthorne to the Eisenhower Tunnel after an accident cleanup.

A little before 1:30 p.m., CDOT tweeted that I-70 westbound reopened as well.

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CDOT was detailing the multiple accidents along the interstate due to the adverse conditions, which included rain and snow, throughout Friday on Twitter.

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