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Snowy weather to disrupt afternoon commutes on Monday, April 19

April 19, 20201 - Denver Metro & Northern Front Range - Spring snow travel alert.

DENVER METRO & NORTHERN FRONT RANGE ― The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging travelers in the Denver metro area, especially in areas north and west of the city including Jefferson, Boulder and Larimer counties, to be ready for winter weather travel impacts this afternoon and overnight. Along I-25, the Monument Hill area will also see higher snowfall accumulations, affecting travel through the I-25 South Gap project.  East of the Continental Divide, particularly on US-40 over Berthoud Pass and on I-70 near Idaho Springs and east into the foothills, heavier snowfall rates will also create challenging conditions. The Eastern Plains are also expected to receive some blowing snow which could affect I-70 east travel as well. 

“Winter isn’t quite done with us yet,” said CDOT Executive Director Shoshana Lew. “This is the 33rd storm of this season, and it looks to be hitting the metro and North I-25 corridor and foothills the most, especially during commute times, so please plan travel accordingly and safely.”

Adverse weather conditions continue with another wave of snow hitting the region today. The latest weather forecasts call for heavier snow to reach the area right through the evening commute, with reduced visibility and initially-wet roads turning slushy. Dropping overnight temperatures and lingering precipitation will likely affect Tuesday morning travel as well.

CDOT urges motorists to be prepared for road conditions that can change or decline quickly. Motorists should travel with caution, as they may also encounter delays due to the adverse weather and difficult driving conditions. Travelers are urged to visit www.COtrip.org for possible closures and travel conditions. 

Stay Informed 

Travelers are urged to “know before you go.” Gather information about weather forecasts and anticipated travel impacts and current road conditions prior to hitting the road. CDOT resources include:

About Winter Wise

CDOT’s Winter Wise campaign focuses on education, tools and resources to help keep drivers safe on Colorado’s winter roads. To learn more and view helpful tips for winter driving, visit winter.codot.gov. For specific information about I-70 and other highway travel conditions, motorists can call 511 or check COtrip.org. Additionally, drivers can check Twitter for up-to-date travel information via @ColoradoDOT. For more detailed information about the Traction and Passenger Vehicle Safety Laws, snowplow laws, safety stats and frequently asked questions, visit winter.codot.gov.