Winter driving circumstances, accidents contribute to the closure of I-70 within the Colorado Mountains – CBS Denver

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colorado (CBS4)Winter driving conditions may have contributed to multiple accidents that resulted in portions of Interstate 70 being regularly closed on Thursday night. Several accidents have been blamed for the closure of the westbound lanes in Georgetown.

# I70 going west: closed due to safety concerns at exit 228 – Georgetown. Due to multiple crashes. https://t.co/eB8YCA5rRq

– Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) January 7, 2022

CDOT tweeted that there was no estimated time for it to reopen. The security lock remained in place after 10 p.m. on Thursday. The agency advised drivers to check COtrip.org before planning a trip to the area.

(Credit: CDOT)

I-70 to the west was also closed at Bakerville and Herman Gulch due to multiple crashes.

# I70 going west: Road closed due to an accident between Exit 221 – Bakerville and Exit 218 – Herman Gulch. Due to multiple crashes. https://t.co/x8V61n2DID

– Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) January 7, 2022

The winter storm brought feet, not an inch, into the highlands. The latest numbers in many mountains in the state managed to pile up from one foot to nearly 4 feet of snow and the Rabbit Ears Pass was the big winner with 44 inches of snow.

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