I-70 ski resorts report 4 to 9 inches of new snow | SkyHiNews.com

I-70 ski resorts report 4 to 9 inches of new snow

Summit Daily staff report news@summitdaily.com

An overnight snowstorm left light to moderate amounts of snow across Eagle and Summit counties. This picture was taken shortly after sunrise in Silverthorne.

Summit County saw a moderate amount of snowfall overnight Saturday and continuing into this morning with a low-pressure system producing a few inches for the county’s low-lying areas and more at higher elevations.

Four nearby ski resorts — Breckenridge, Keystone, Copper Mountain and Loveland — were all reporting 5 inches of fresh snow as of 8 a.m. today.

At the same time, Arapahoe Basin Ski Area had gotten 4 inches, and Vail Ski Resort in Eagle County had received 9 inches.

The snowstorm prompted the Colorado Department of Transportation to put traction laws into effect on Interstate 70 between Silverthorne and Georgetown early this morning and slowed morning traffic.

State officials also closed Loveland Pass with avalanche-reduction work scheduled to begin at daybreak. CDOT has since reopened the pass.

The snowfall is expected to stop mid-morning, giving way to clear skies and highs in the 20s. Monday’s forecast calls for mostly sunny skies with warming temperatures with the next chance for more precipitation Tuesday evening.

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