Icy Conditions Remain in Denver Area and Throughout Front Range

DENVER—The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) is reminding drivers to slow down and give themselves extra time to get to their destination during the commute this morning due to freezing rain.

Roads that appear wet can actually be coated with an icy glaze due to the rain and freezing temperatures that have continued since Wednesday night. CDOT has been treating roadways, but many areas are expected to remain slick until about 9 a.m.

CDOT and the Colorado State Patrol remind drivers that:

  • If you're involved in a crash, stay in your vehicle and keep your seatbelt buckled, call 911 and wait for the CSP, local law enforcement or other emergency management professionals to arrive.
  • Many crashes could be avoided if motorists SLOW DOWN, use caution and drive for the conditions. Slowing down allows you the opportunity to react to changing conditions.
  • Always drive with your view to the front of the hood so you're prepared to react as needed, and leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle ahead of you.

CDOT traveler information tools include:

  • Visit COtrip to view road conditions, travel alerts and track our snow plows.
  • Call 511 anywhere in Colorado for periodically updated road conditions.
  • Sign up for road condition and project alerts.
  • Follow CDOT on Twitter and Facebook (though the latter will not provide the most up-to-date news and conditions).