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:
⛔️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.
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.
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.