Colorado road conditions: Heavy-impact spring snow causing delays
Much of Colorado is under a layer of powder as it was hit with snow showers overnight, creating hazardous conditions for drivers. The weather is still in the area with chances for more snow Friday evening and again on Monday.
Winter made a comeback, #Denver. If you gotta hit the road this AM, commute safely and remember:
Don't leave your car running unattended
Do clear lights, windows & mirrors
Do turn your lights on
Do allow for extra stopping distance pic.twitter.com/c7dbuC4PQo
— Denver Police Dept. (@DenverPolice) April 16, 2021
Interstate 70 is closed for poor weather conditions from Limon to Burlington. The Colorado Department of Transportation warns to expect long delays or to seek an alternate route.
U.S. Highway 36 is closed in each direction from Last Chance to Kansas state line due to winter driving conditions are poor. CDOT says to expect long delays or seek an alternate route.
Side streets around the state are covered in wet snow. This has caused downed power lines on streets in Denver, closing 14th Street through Capitol Hill.
There are chain and traction laws for much of the high country roads. Commercial vehicles not chaining up caused a major back up early this morning near Floyd Hill.
Eastbound I-70 Idaho Springs
You want me write how many tickets to truckers without chain? I can't even see the end of line!
— CSP Golden (@csp_golden) April 16, 2021