MONUMENT, Colo. (KKTV) - The Colorado Department of Transportation and 11 News Chief Meteorologist Brian Bledsoe are warning motorists some highways, including I-25 at Monument Hill and I-70 in the Eastern Plains, could close on Wednesday due to blizzard conditions.
“Road conditions are expected to change rapidly between tomorrow morning’s commute and Wednesday evening,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “A normal drive in the morning is forecast to transition to blizzard conditions in many areas through the afternoon and the night. And then travel on Thursday morning is expected to be tough when it comes to visibility due to blowing snow.”
Bledsoe has been warning our viewers, don't be tricked by the conditions Wednesday morning. If you're heading to Denver for work early on Wednesday, expect a completely different drive in the afternoon.
“We can’t rest easy because it’s spring time," Lew stated in a release. "Drivers need to be careful, even if it appears that snow isn’t sticking. Wind conditions are expected to be intense, which can create visibility issues. During Work Zone Awareness Week in particular, we remind you to be careful of work zones and stay out of the way while plow drivers are doing their jobs to keep you safe. Drive like you work here.”
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CDOT populates the phone 511 system with current closures and conditions, in addition to providing information to local media. CDOT has a statewide system of electronic signs on many highways to get real-time information to drivers.