Accidents, Force Closure Of EB Interstate 70 At Silverthorne

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Silverthorne, Colo. (AP) Snow and icy roads led to several minor accidents on the steep approach to eisenhower tunnel beneath the continental divide on interstate 70, forcing the closure of the eastbound lanes of the state's main east-west highway for several

Colorado State Trooper Gilbert Mares said they closed the interstate after up to 20 vehicles were involved in separate accidents. Most had slid off the road.

No major injuries were reported.

The lanes reopened shortly after 11 p.m. Wednesday, 4 hours after it was closed.

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