VAIL, Colo. (CBS4)– All lanes of Interstate 70 were closed at Dowd Junction on Monday afternoon due to multiple crashes. Both westbound and eastbound lanes reopened by 3:15 p.m.
— Eagle County Sheriff's Office (@EagleCountySO) January 13, 2020
The closure is at the I-70 and Highway 24 junction at mile markers 168-171.
#BREAKING SAFETY CLOSURE: ⛔️⚠️I70 Eastbound is CLOSED between Avon and Vail due to multiple… multi-car pileups.
No ETA on re-open.
ALT route is HWY 6->HWY 24->HWY 91 (Expect adverse road and weather conditions) pic.twitter.com/IUy6Vgf6n7
— CSP Eagle (@CSP_Eagle) January 13, 2020
It is unclear how many vehicles are involved. Exactly what caused the crashes is being investigated but there are snow-covered and slippery conditions in the area.