A major snowstorm is headed to the front range and eastern plains and blizzard warnings and winter storm warnings are in place. Throughout the storm, CDOT crews will be working 12-hour shifts until the roads are clear of snow and ice. Across the entire front range and eastern plains, there will be over 300 snow plows plowing and applying solid and liquid de-icers. Specifically, in the Denver metro area, there will be 75-80 plows, which is included in the 300 total for the front range and eastern plains. Additional crews will be working in the mountain corridors as well.
We are expecting close to a foot of snow across the Denver metro area. Douglas County as well as areas surrounding the I-70 east corridor are expecting blizzard conditions as well as snow accumulations well over a foot. As you move north towards Longmont and Fort Collins and east towards Brush, the snow totals decrease to about four to eight inches. To the south near Colorado Springs and Pueblo, snow totals decrease even further to about three to five inches, but high winds are also expected.
Motorsits are strongly encouraged to check road condition information before traveling as conditions are likely to change quickly. If blizzard conditions exist on the eastern plains, road closures are possible. Motorists can get the latest road condition information by calling 511 or visiting www.cotrip.org. Motorists traveling on I-25 or I-70 can get the latest travel information on CDOT Mobile. Search “CDOT” in your mobile app store.