CDOT Crews Ready for Storm

November 16, 2015 - Southeastern Colorado/CDOT Region 2 - PUEBLO – Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) maintenance crews are set to keep the roads open and safe for travel throughout the southeastern parts of the state and Park County over the next 24 to 48 hours.

The following areas are on or will begin snow shift (12 hours per shift), as follows:  

Colorado Springs Area: Snow shift began at noon, with 35 snowplows

Pueblo Area: Snow shift began this morning; with 39 snowplows

Trinidad Area: Snow shift begins at 4 p.m., with 22 snowplows

La Junta Area: Snow shift begins at 8 p.m., with 18 snowplows

Lamar Area: Snow shift begins at midnight, with 25 snowplows

Fairplay Area: Snow shift began at 10 a.m., with 25 snowplows

AVOID A FINE!  Motorists should be aware the Traction Law andPassenger 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: