TRAVEL ALERT: SW Colorado Drivers may experience Snowy Driving Conditions this Weekend

November 4, 2016 - Southwestern Colorado/CDOT Region 5 - SAN JUAN MOUNTAINS, SW COLORADO – The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will have snow plows on the ready to clear southwest Colorado high mountain roads and passes this weekend.

The National Weather Service (NWS) has alerted CDOT that a storm system is moving into the San Juan Mountains beginning Friday night and continuing into Saturday.

According to the Grand Junction office of the NWS, there is a potential for three to six inches of snow at an elevation of above 9,000 feet. As of Thursday, the storm system was centered in Arizona and is expected to move Gulf moisture into southwest Colorado Friday night and Saturday.

Motorists traveling into the high mountains north of Durango should be prepared for snowy driving conditions and are advised to remain alert for heavy equipment and snowplows on the roadway.

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