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I-70 reopens near Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels tunnel after shutting down over suspicious device

Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said a 911 caller reported an SUV traveling west contained an “explosive device”

Traffic on snow-covered Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels. (Provided by the Colorado State Patrol)

SILVERTHORNE — Both directions of Interstate 70 near the Eisenhower-Johnson Memorial Tunnels reopened on Saturday afternoon after they were shut down as a safety precaution because of a suspicious device, police said.

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Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said a 911 caller reported an SUV traveling west contained an “explosive device” and that the vehicle has been stopped, news outlets reported.

The vehicle was stopped on the westside of the tunnel. Westbound lanes are shut at the east portal of the tunnel. Eastbound lanes are closed in Silverthorne, Colorado State Patrol said on Twitter.

Loveland Pass is open. Traffic delays should be expected in the area. There was no immediate estimate on when the highway will reopen.

No further information was immediately released.


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