A Saturday afternoon snowstorm dumped heavy snow on I-70, creating whiteout conditions and forcing the closure of I-70 in the high country. Eastbound I-70 was closed at Vail. A shelter set-up for stranded travelers quickly filled-up, prompting Vail officials to open a second shelter at the Vail Interfaith Chapel.
Travelers heading west were stopped at the Morrison exit, just west of the Golden. The eastbound AND westbound closures were lifted around 11:30pm.