March storm causes mayhem on roads

15th March, 2016 by

By Ross Leonhart

EAGLE COUNTY — White-out conditions Monday evening and numerous accidents caused a closure of Vail Pass from about 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday morning.Seventy-seven travelers received shelter in the Vail Town Council chambers and the Vail Chapel on Monday night when I-70 closed, Vail Police Chief Dwight Henninger said.“The spring storms are always the worst,” said Sgt. Ryan Parker, of the Colorado State Patrol. “They’re always the wet, heavy stuff that’s harder for CDOT to get moved off quicker.”Winds gusting up to 35 mph and up to 8 inches of snow caused the National Weather Service to post …

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