*Update* The American Red Cross and Summit County, Colorado are opening an overnight shelter at Summit Middle School: 158 School Road, Frisco CO 80443.
*Update* The Silverthorne Recreation Center is still open as a warming shelter and evacuation site. The Red Cross is still on-site to assist.
DENVER, CO, FEBRUARY 7, 2020 – At approximately 12:40 a.m., the American Red Cross of Colorado opened a shelter for stranded travelers in Silverthorne, CO. A severe winter storm began early Thursday, February 6 and may last through Saturday, February 8. The storm is predicted to bring 1-2 feet of snow and wind gusts up to 60mph, making travel through the mountains difficult or impossible.
Portions of I-70 and Hwy 6 have closed due to adverse travel conditions and snow slides, resulting in stranded motorists needing shelter. The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) reports that the closure will be extended with no estimated time to reopen. Silverthorne Police Department estimated that approximately 800-1,000 vehicles were stranded in Silverthorne, with no hotel vacancies.
Here is the list of the current places open for people needing to get out of
Silverthorne Recreation Center: 430 Rainbow Dr., Silverthorne, CO 80498
Summit Middle School: 158 School Road, Frisco CO 80443.