Traffic Flowing Smoothly Along I-70 Mountain Corridor

February 16, 2014 - Central Eastern Colorado/CDOT Region 1 - Winter Weather may cause delays starting this evening.

STATEWIDE – Traffic continues to run smoothly along the I-70 corridor this afternoon.  The National Weather Service is still forecasting about two to four inches of new snow beginning around 6:00 p.m. this evening in the high country and along the mountain corridor. Motorists are encouraged to use caution and drive according to conditions. The traffic volumes are expected to be high throughout the remainder of the weekend.

A four vehicle accident at mile post 235 near Dumont caused a temporary lane closure eastbound but has since been cleared and all lanes are open.

Currently, metering has not been implemented.  Metering is used sparingly in this area and only implemented when absolutely necessary to ensure public safety in the Eisenhower Tunnel. Should an emergency occur inside the tunnel in backed up traffic emergency personnel would have no way to access the situation. CDOT only implements this metering when absolutely necessary to prevent these backups from occurring as a public safety measure.

CDOT encourages all drivers using this stretch of roadway to be prepared for the possibility of a storm. Stocking your vehicle with essentials like water, blankets, windshield wiper fluid, hand warmers and nonperishable food items is highly encouraged. Preparing vehicles prior to a trip and driving according to conditions is essential to winter travel along this corridor. Should your vehicle become disabled along the roadway, be cautious of motorists if moving outside your vehicle.

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