Summit County Emergency Blog

Activated during disasters and emergencies to provide critical public information. Administered by the Summit County Office of Emergency Management.

Mar 07

I-70 open between Frisco and Vail

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 7:22 PM by Julie Sutor

Latest update from CDOT, 7 p.m.:
  • I-70 is now open between Frisco and Vail in both directions.
  • CO 91, between Copper Mountain and Leadville, is expected to open in the next two hours.
  • US 6 Loveland Pass remains closed.
  • Avalanche risk remains throughout the corridor. CDOT and CAIC will be monitoring the situation throughout the night. Travel is discouraged, but if you must, use extreme caution. CDOT will be reducing speeds through some areas as a safety precaution.
Should you encounter an avalanche or powder cloud while driving:
  • Reduced speeds
  • Pull over to shoulder if possible
  • Turn off your vehicle
  • Remain in your car, first responders will come to you
  • If you have cell phone service, call for help
With another wave of weather expected tomorrow, please anticipate avalanche mitigation in the morning and the potential for road closures. Make sure you are prepared with emergency kit and adequate traction.
Mar 07

I-70 to reopen between Frisco and Vail

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 6:46 PM by Julie Sutor

CDOT has informed us that its crews are in the process of reopening I-70 between Frisco and Vail. Highway 91 remains closed south of Copper Mountain.
Mar 07

4:15 p.m. Update

Posted on March 7, 2019 at 4:22 PM by Julie Sutor

I-70 Update from CDOT:
I-70 EB/WB: Road closed between MM 195 and Exit 201 - Frisco. Due to safety concerns.

Power outage update from Copper Mountain:
Power is currently out. A majority of Center Village is affected. There’s no estimated time of restoration. The following locations do have power: Jack’s, Camp Hale Outfitters, the Conference Center and Copper Station.