Snowy weather continues through Friday for western and southwestern Colorado

Travel Advisory

March 25, 2021

SOUTHWEST COLORADO ― The Colorado Department of Transportation is urging travelers in western and southwestern Colorado to be prepared. Adverse weather conditions continue with another wave of snow hitting the region today, Thursday, March 25. The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory beginning today at 3 p.m. through tomorrow, Friday. High country areas impacted include the Grand and Battlement Mesas, Uncompahgre Plateau, Northwest San Juan Mountains; Southwest San Juan Mountains. 

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, difficult driving conditions and potential road closures. Heavy accumulations of snow in the high country will likely mean avalanche control operations will be required to keep high country passes safe for the traveling public. Travelers are urged to visit 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 For specific information about I-70 and other highway travel conditions, motorists can call 511 or check 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