Multiple closures on I-70 after avalanches

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE Jan. 10 3:50 p.m.:
Interstate 70 was opened up in both directions between Vail and Idaho Springs following an Avalanche. Berthoud and Loveland Passes remain closed.

Expect delays as crews continue to clear snow.
Original Story.:

Those hoping to use I-70 west of Denver Tuesday may want to make alternate plans.

Two avalanches have shut down parts of the interstate, beginning with one a little before 3 a.m. along Vail Pass. The roughly 15-foot-deep slide at mile marker 186.4 forced CDOT to close I-70 from Vail to Copper Mountain. A semi-truck carrying mail was caught in the avalanche, but the driver was unharmed. No other vehicles were on the roadway at the time.

Westbound I-70 opened at mile marker 195 (Copper Mountain) just before 1 p.m. Eastbound I-70 remains closed at mile marker 176 (Vail).

A second slide, this time due to avalanche mitigation, happened late Tuesday morning west of the Eisenhower Tunnel.

According to CDOT, the avalanche threat was heightened Tuesday due to the unseasonably warm temperatures during the day Monday that were followed by rapid snow accumulation Tuesday.