CDOT closes US 40 for car wreck |

CDOT closes US 40 for car wreck

Update 4:30 p.m.: US Highway 40 has reopened in both directions after being closed for a car wreck.

Original: The Colorado Department of Transportation has closed both directions of US Highway 40 in Clear Creek County for a car crash.

The highway is closed at milepost 249 at the base of Berthoud Pass near Empire.

CDOT is telling travelers to expect a long closure while crews clear the crash. There is no estimated time of reopening.

CDOT suggests travelers use CO Highway 9 to get to Silverthorne or Kremmling.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

The Sky-Hi News strives to deliver powerful stories that spark emotion and focus on the place we live.

Over the past year, contributions from readers like you helped to fund some of our most important reporting, including coverage of the East Troublesome Fire.

If you value local journalism, consider making a contribution to our newsroom in support of the work we do.