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KUSA - It was a nightmare. That's how high country travelers described their Saturday morning drive.

Several accidents closed the Eisenhower tunnel, Vail Pass and the west and east bound lanes of I-70 at Silverthorne.

CDOT says they've implemented a new technique, called a wave escort, to try to prevent accidents.

But, as 9NEWS Reporter Meagan Fitzgerald reports in the video above, it didn't help as much as some people hoped.

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