VAIL, Colo. (CBS4) – Snowy conditions on Thursday morning forced emergency officials to close Interstate 70 in Colorado’s high country.

The Interstate was closed in both directions just before 9 a.m. in the Vail area. According to the Vail Fire Department, there was no estimated time of reopening.

The I-70 corridor west of Genesee is under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon. Mountain areas farther west are also under a Winter Weather Advisory until noon.

Berthoud Pass was also closed due to accidents for 20 minutes, but just re-opened. A Colorado Department of Transportation tweet at 9:35 a.m. said spun-out trucks precipitated the shut down of both directions of Highway 40 between mile markers 243 and 249. The accidents were cleared about 20 minutes later. One right lane remains blocked, however.


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