CDOT Crews Remain On Full Snow Shifts

By: Information provided by CDOT
By: Information provided by CDOT

The Colorado Department of Transportation reports that crews remain on full snow shifts tonight along I-25 and I-70 corridors and other areas of the Front Range.

Snow shifts last 24 hours a day, from noon to midnight and midnight to noon.

The winter storm warning remains in effect until early Tuesday morning for the northern half of the state. Snow continues to fall in the Denver metro area and will continue through Tuesday morning.

The northern mountains and northern foothills areas have received between four and 10 inches of snow so far, with up to another foot expected this evening.

On the eastern plains and along the I-25 corridor south of Pueblo, there are high winds but no snow accumulation at this time. So far, there are between 60 and 75 plows working in the northern mountains, 30 to 40 along the I-70 Mountain Corridor, and approximately 120 to 130 across the Front Range and Eastern Plains.

Conditions of the storm are expected to worsen this evening and overnight. Motorists are encouraged to avoid mountain travel if possible.

I-70 over Vail Pass was closed earlier - it is now open westbound, with eastbound set to open within the hour.

CDOT is releasing traffic in stages:
First to open is westbound I-70 at Copper Mountain and eastbound in East Vail. Traffic will be release from points west shortly after the queue clears.

US 24 between Dowd Junction and Leadville also has reopened.

Current highway closures:
• US 40/Berthoud Pass is closed due to adverse weather conditions and will remain closed overnight. There is no estimated time of reopening.
• US 6/Loveland Pass is closed overnight to all traffic.
• State Highway 91 is closed to commercial vehicles from the I-70 intersection to Leadville.
• US 285 is closed over Kenosha Pass due to adverse conditions.
Motorists are strongly encouraged to call 511 or visit www.cotrip.org for current road condition information.


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