CDOT Crews Ready for Storm

November 16, 2015 - Denver Metro - DENVER – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews are set to keep the roads open and safe for travel in and around the Denver area over the next 24 to 48 hours.

Denver & areas east, west, north and south: Snow shift is underway in the higher elevation areas west, southwest and northwest of the Denver Area.  Maintenance patrols in the Greater Denver Metropolitan Area begin their 12-hour snow shifts at 3 p.m. and will continue on these shifts until the snow event is over and roadways are clear.  More than 130 pieces of snow removal equipment will be utilized during this snow event.

AVOID A FINE!  Motorists should be aware the Traction Law and Passenger Vehicle Chain Law could be implemented if conditions require it.  When either law is in effect, highway signage will be activated.

  • Traction Law  Motorists will need snow tires, tires with mud/snow (M/S) designation, or a four-wheel drive vehicle — all tires must have a minimum one-eighth inch tread.
  • Passenger Vehicle Chain Law  Every vehicle on the roadway must have chains or an alternative traction device (like AutoSock).

Without proper equipment, you can be fined $130. If your vehicle blocks the roadway, you could be fined more than $650.

ROAD CONDITION/CLOSURE INFORMATION: To find roadway conditions and closures, log onto CDOT’s traveler information site at or call 511 from anywhere in the state. Better yet, sign up to receive wireless text alerts and/or e-mails about road conditions on our website, You can also log on to CDOT’s Winter Driving web page at: for road conditions winter driving tips and other information; or for I-70 West Mountain Corridor travel, go here: