I-70 reopened following closure at Vail Pass due to crashes


EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. — Authorities shut down Interstate 70 in both directions at Vail Pass Wednesday afternoon due to multiple crashes.

About 3:50 p.m., the westbound lanes reopened. The eastbound lanes reopened about 4:40 p.m.

Photographs show the interstate is snow-covered.

A storm currently moving into Colorado is expected to bring significant snowfall to portions of the mountains.

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