Loveland Pass closed after WB I-70 opens back up at Eisenhower Tunnel


I-70 backup with WB shut down at Eisenhower Tunnel (photo from CSP)

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE (8:42 p.m.): The Colorado State Patrol is clearing up several stuck vehicles on US 6 Loveland Pass after reopening Interstate 70 at Eisenhower Tunnel. The pass is closed until further notice.

CSP said traffic will be held to allow hazmat trucks through the tunnel, so expect continued delays.

UPDATE (8:31 p.m.): CSP reopened westbound Interstate 70 traffic at 8:30 p.m. on Friday.

CSP said multiple crashes near the Eisenhower Tunnel have shut down traffic going westbound on I-70 Friday evening.

Troopers report drivers are going too fast down the hill toward Silverthorne and remind travelers chain and traction restrictions are in place.

All westbound traffic is being diverted over Loveland Pass into Keystone, according to CSP.

Just before 8 p.m., CSP tweeted, “Loveland Pass is completely choked and at a complete standstill as well. Looking at more than an hour to clear. Please avoid heading in to the mountains on I-70.”

No estimated time for reopening has been provided. Check back for updates.

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