Vail Pass reopens after more than two dozen cars wreck

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

I-70 reopens over Vail Pass after crashes close it
VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Interstate 70 over Vail Pass is open again after an accident involving more than two dozen vehicles kept the highway closed.

The Colorado State Patrol says a semitrailer going westbound on Thursday afternoon jackknifed and hit the median, causing a chain reaction of crashes in snowy weather. Troopers say one person was seriously injured and five to six others had moderate or minor injuries.

Both directions of the highway were closed for hours Thursday, and several dozen people spent the night at a shelter that the Salvation Army set up at the Vail municipal building.

Vail Pass was icy and snowy Friday morning but was open to traffic.

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