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Challenging driving conditions expected tonight through Monday, motorists are advised to avoid traveling and telework if possible

October 25, 2020 - Statewide Road Conditions

Statewide — With bitter cold temperatures and widespread snow impacts across much of Colorado, driving conditions will be challenging through the night and Monday morning’s commute will be slow-going.

Wet road surfaces will freeze overnight and there will be packed snow on several roadways.  CDOT crews are fully deployed removing snow, with the focus on clearing the interstates and most heavily traveled routes first. 

What motorists need to know:

  • Limit or avoid travel if you don’t need to be out, particularly on the I-70 Mountain Corridor, I-25 between Castle Rock and Monument Hill, mountain passes and routes in the high country.  Depending on weather conditions, these roads could close for safety reasons.  

  • Conditions can change rapidly, making for dangerous driving conditions. 

  • Monday morning’s commute will be difficult, work from home if you can and avoid all unnecessary travel.

  • If you must travel, go to cotrip.org for the latest information on road conditions.

  • Expect icy conditions and snow packed roads, particularly on bridges and overpasses.

  • It’s essential that you have the appropriate tires for the winter.

  • Take it slow, don’t follow too closely and don’t pass plows.  

  • Be prepared for delays and possible closures by having an emergency kit with blankets, food, water and other essentials. 

Information resources:

Latest road conditions

Tips for winter driving

Colorado’s traction and chain law

Be Winter Wise!

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