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.

They say Loveland Pass is also closed.

A spun out car on I-70 at the Loveland Ski Area exit. (credit: Colorado)

The I-70 mountain corridor, Loveland Pass and Highway 285 saw multiple problems because of a storm system sweeping across the high country.

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Drivers were met with white out conditions near Herman Gulch Road.

(credit: Colorado)

CDOT adds there is planned avalanche mitigation work on Loveland Pass at 2 p.m.

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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.

Danielle Chavira