Road conditions in the high country on Sunday messed up the travel plans for thousands of skiers and snowboarders.
The dry and clear forecast this week is giving road crews in the mountains a chance to remove the mountains of snow piling up since New Year’s Day.
The Colorado Department of Transportation says nearly 10.9 million vehicles traveled through the Eisenhower Tunnel on Interstate 70 in 2013, up from 10.7 million the year before.
The avalanche danger is heightened in Colorado’s northern and central mountains after more snow fell on New Year’s.
Interstate 70 had to be closed in both directions Friday night from Loveland to the Eisenhower Tunnel for about 45 minutes because of multiple car crashes.
A storm that brought up to four inches of snow to Colorado’s High Country and light rain to the Front Range is moving out.
The Eisenhower Tunnel will soon be safer for drivers thanks to a new fire suppression system that will be installed.
People traveling to the mountains for the long holiday weekend are in for a long wait on Friday night. Traffic was backed up westbound on Interstate 70 from the Eisenhower Tunnel to Evergreen.
It’s been several days since a tanker rolled over on Loveland Pass and spilled thousands of gallons of gas and it still may be weeks before the environmentally hazardous situation is cleaned up.
It’s one of the Colorado Department of Transportation’s biggest concerns in the high county, and now a bipartisan effort is bringing millions for a new fire sprinkler system in the Eisenhower/Johnson tunnels.