Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews across the front range and eastern plains as well as the I-70 mountain corridor are still on snow shift, working 12-hour shifts. We are seeing mainly icy and snow packed conditions across the state and motorists should be prepared for longer commute times. There are still approximately 75 snow plows working in the Denver metro area alone with another 225 along the rest of the front range and eastern plains. There are approximately 30 snow plows working the I-70 corridor for Denver to Vail.
Motorists should especially be prepared for icy spots on bridges, overpasses and ramps and should give plows plenty of room to do their job.
Currently, there are no road closures due to weather, but westbound I-70 near Eagle is closed due to an accident involving two semis. The closure is expected to continuing for at least a couple more hours as emergency responders work to upright one of the trucks. Motorists can use US 6 as an alternate route.
As conditions can quickly change, motorists are encouraged to call 511 or visit www.cotrip.org for real-time road condition information.