VAIL, Colo. (CBS4) – The Colorado Department of Transportation confirmed a section of Interstate 70 at Vail Pass will be completely closed for avalanche mitigation for at least an hour, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday.
According to CDOT, the closure is for both directions of traffic. The closing point for eastbound traffic will be at exit 176 (Vail), with the CMV closing point at exit 180 (East Vail). The closing point for westbound traffic will be at exit 195 (Copper Mountain / Leadville / CO 91).
A crash in the scheduled closure area shut off westbound lanes earlier Monday between exit 190 (Vail Pass Summit) and exit 180. Drivers should avoid the area. .
– Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) (@ColoradoDOT) December 27, 2021
https://denver.cbslocal.com/2021/12/27/i-70-vail-pass-to-close-for-at-least-an-hour-for-avalanche-mitigation-monday-morning/ I-70 Vail Pass Will Close for At least an Hour to Mitigate avalanches Monday Morning – CBS Denver