CDOT to close Vail Pass Monday for avalanche mitigation


COLORADO SPRINGS — The Colorado Department of Transportation announced plans to close Vail Pass at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 27, in order to allow crews to perform winter maintanance operations – specifically avalanche mitigation.

The closures will be enforced on eastbound I70 at exit 176 (Vail) and on westbound I70 at exit 195 (Leadville).

CDOT is warning travelers to expect delays and to plan ahead to avoid this closure.

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