SUMMIT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – Windy and snowy conditions caused the Colorado Department of Transportation to close eastbound lanes of Interstate 70 at Silverthorne early Saturday afternoon. By around 4 p.m., Colorado State Patrol closed both directions between Georgetown and Silverthorne because of multiple crashes and spin outs.
#BREAKING Road Closure:READ MORE: FBI Denver Believes Gabby Petito's Body Has Been Found In Wyoming
⛔️I-70 is CLOSED for SAFETY in both directions between Georgetown and Silverthorne due to extremely adverse weather conditions, multiple crashes, and spin outs. HWY 6 over #LovelandPass is also closed for safety concerns. pic.twitter.com/z1DUteT9D0
— CSP Eagle (@CSP_Eagle) November 14, 2020
They say Loveland Pass is also closed.
The I-70 mountain corridor, Loveland Pass and Highway 285 saw multiple problems because of a storm system sweeping across the high country.READ MORE: Rollover Crash In Colorado Springs Kills Active Duty Air Force Airman
Drivers were met with white out conditions near Herman Gulch Road.
CDOT adds there is planned avalanche mitigation work on Loveland Pass at 2 p.m.
MORE NEWS: 4 Large COVID-19 Vaccination Sites Opening This Week In Colorado
I-70 EB: Safety closure at MM 205. Adverse conditions. No estimated time to open. https://t.co/R8LmVeqFIm
— CDOT (@ColoradoDOT) November 14, 2020
CBS4 Meteorologist Chris Spears says the bulk of the snow will stay in the mountains where a Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for areas north of Highway 50. A few light rain or snow showers will be possible through early afternoon along and east of Interstate 25, including in and around metro Denver.