CDOT urges motorists to avoid the Denver region, along the Front Range, foothills and eastern plains

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COLORADO
– Road conditions are treacherous Tuesday morning as a major snowstorm impacts the Front Range and north and east of Denver. CDOT plows are making multiple passes on the interstates and major routes. With the snow falling at a fast rate, roads quickly become snow-covered and difficult to drive on. Snowfall is most severe north of Denver from Boulder to the Wyoming state line but is significant throughout the Denver metro area as well. 

The Eastern Plains are under a blizzard warning through most of the day where high winds are expected to make visibility very difficult. 

While the brunt of the storm is mostly impacting the Front Range and the northeastern part of the state, please be aware that this is a statewide storm and causing hazardous driving conditions across the state and every mountain pass. Chain and passenger traction laws are in place across the state, particularly on the I-70 mountain corridor.  

Do not consider going out unless your vehicle is equipped for the snow. Winter tires with adequate tread is essential. You must take it slow, do not pass plows, leave a safe space behind the vehicle ahead and expect road closures. 

The latest information on road closures and conditions can be found on cotrip.org.

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