SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4)– Snow and ice are causing difficult driving conditions in the high country, which has the Colorado Department of Transportation closing some portions of Interstate 70.

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Both directions of I-70 were closed at Empire due to winter driving conditions.

Earlier, westbound lanes of I-70 were closed at Empire Junction at 5 p.m. on Friday. Drivers were urged to expect an extended closure.

About the same time, eastbound lanes of I-70 were closed at Vail Pass due to spin-outs. It was unclear how long that portion of I-70 would be closed.

CDOT urged drivers to be prepared for adverse driving conditions that include snow and slick roads.


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