An avalanche closed U.S. 40 in both directions over Berthoud Pass and buried three cars along the stretch Friday afternoon.

As of 4:30 p.m., all three cars had been uncovered and no one was hurt, according to the Colorado Department of Transportation.

The avalanche occurred around 3 p.m.

There is no estimated time for the reopening of U.S. 40.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Ryan Parker: 303-954-2409, rparker@denverpost.com or twitter.com/ryanparkerdp




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