I-70 reopens near Vail after rock goes through SUV’s hood; no injuries reported | AspenTimes.com

I-70 reopens near Vail after rock goes through SUV’s hood; no injuries reported

A car traveling westbound on Interstate 70 on Monday afternoon was hit by a rock near Vail. No injuries were reported.
CSP courtesy photo

Interstate 70 near Vail was closed going westbound for a while Monday when a rockfall hit a vehicle, but no one was hurt.

The interstate was closed at mile marker 171, which is west of Vail near the Minturn exit.

A post by the Colorado State Patrol show a Nissan Xterra with a rock punctured through the vehicle’s hood.

“No injuries, driver and passengers very lucky in one of the cars hit by the rocks,” CSP said in a tweet.

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The road was closed around 6:30 p.m., according to Eagle County, and reopened about 30 minutes later.


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