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Snowstorm closes I-70 eastbound near Vail Pass as high wind, freezing rain, snow descend on Summit

Buffalo Mountain and other ridge lines of the Gore Range are pictured Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022. The clouds were the beginning of a snowstorm that dropped a total of 14 inches by Sunday across parts of Summit County.
Andrew Maciejewski/Summit Daily News

“Safety concerns” closed Interstate 70 eastbound between Copper Mountain and Vail Pass, according to a Colorado Department of Transportation alert issued at 6:51 p.m. Wednesday.

The National Weather Service has issued a hazardous weather outlook that is set to expire at noon Thursday.

Gusts of wind up to 50 mph and between 3 to 8 inches of snow are forecasted during the storm. Eagle County is forecast to receive more snow than Summit County, meteorologists say.



Snow, sleet and rain are predicted to fall into Friday afternoon.


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